Backplane Protocol Work Group
The easiest way to participate and monitor progress on the Backplane Protocol specifications is to join the mailing list at http://lists.openid.net/mailman/listinfo/openid-specs-backplane.
Please note that while anyone can join the mailing list as a read-only recipient, posting to the mailing list or actively contributing to the specification itself requires the submission of an IPR Agreement. More information is available at http://openid.net/intellectual-property. Make sure to specify the working group as “Backplane Protocol”, because this group is a merged working group and both names must be specified.
What is the Backplane Protocol?
Backplane Protocol is a secure framework for interaction between multiple, independent client- and server-side parties in the context of a browser session. The Backplane Protocol lets trusted applications share information. When placed together on a web page, Backplane-enabled applications share user identity and other information, seamlessly, regardless of their source. In essence, Backplane Protocol defines a message distribution system where messages are delivered securely, reliably, in order, and in real-time. When a user takes action in one app, the other apps will get the news using the Backplane Protocol.
How Can the Backplane Protocol Help You?
Backplane Protocol is a proposed open standard that solves this problem, enabling applications coexisting on a web page to communicate securely with each other, and with the site that embeds them, providing a unified user experience.
List of Specifications
Below is the link to the HTML version of the working copies of the specifications.
Version 2.0 (Latest Work)
- Backplane Protocol Specification 2.0(draft 12, May 2012, HTML)
- Backplane Protocol Specification 2.0(draft 11, March 2012, HTML)
- Backplane Protocol Specification 2.0 (draft 07, January 2012, HTML)
Version 1.0 (Currently in Production)