Building on What’s Built: OpenID Certification Momentum

At the OpenID Certification Launch in April 2015, 6 organizations had certified 8 OpenID Connect Provider implementations for 21 conformance profiles. Now, as you can see at, 14 organizations and individuals have certified 16 OpenID Connect Provider implementations for 48 conformance profiles. The OpenID Foundation has championed self-certification as […]

Announcing the OIDF iGov Working Group

A recent US NIST announcement describes the newly formed OIDF International Government Assurance Profile (iGov) Working Group which is an international public and private sector collaboration that will develop an interoperable profile of OpenID Connect to allow users to authenticate and share consented attribute information in a consistent and user-centric […]

OpenID Connect’s Real Estate Identity

One of the sure signs of adoption momentum is when other standards organizations, particularly those not typically involved in online identity, implement OpenID Connect and leverage self certification throughout their networks. A new member, Cal Heldenbrand shared the context for a new deployment and the value of self certification in […]

Foundation Activity and Progress Report September 2015

I spoke last week at the European Identity Management Conference in Amsterdam and this week in Florida at the Global Identity Summit, in both venues the adoption and interest in the evolution of OpenID Connect was clearly evident and important. In a panel I chaired, OpenID Foundation member GSMA referenced the important role OpenID Connect plays […]

OIDF Summit in Tokyo November 10, 2015

The OpenID Summit Tokyo 2015 will be held this November 10 and will feature technical discussions about OpenID Connect as well as governance in Identity Ecosystem and the IoT (Internet of Things). ‘ Registration is now open and registration details for the event are available here: The call for […]

Registration Now Open for OIDF Workshop October 26, 2015

Registration is now open for the OpenID Foundation Workshop being held on October 26, 2015, the Monday before the Fall IIW meeting) at Symantec’s HQ in Mountain View, CA. OpenID Foundation Workshops provide early insight and influence on widely adopted online identity standards like OpenID Connect. The workshop provides […]

The Path Forward for Self-Certification

The increasing adoption of OpenID Connect deployments has required the OpenID Foundation to develop new certification models that support the practical business, legal and technical realities of today’s Internet scale deployments. Throughout 2015, the pilot phase of OpenID Connect self-certification has been testing the efficiencies, cost effectiveness and trustworthiness of […]

Introducing RISC: Working together to protect users

According to a recent Gallup poll, more people are worried about their online accounts being hacked than having their home broken into.With more and more of our digital lives accessible online, attackers are redoubling efforts to steal our personal information, and increasingly exploiting the interconnectedness of web services and apps […]