OpenID Foundation Certification Program Update, Program Expansion and Fees Increases

The increasing importance of certification to global adoption is being shown by the participation of government and regulator representatives in OpenID Foundation working groups and in our membership. It is also quantified in the uptick in certification services. The OpenID Certification Program continues its success in 2021 with over 500 […]


Resolution Thanking Don Thibeau for his Service

The OpenID Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved the following resolution, proposed by Mike Jones and seconded by John Bradley, thanking Don Thibeau for his service: Resolved: The OpenID Foundation board thanks Don Thibeau for his exemplary service to the OpenID Foundation and the worldwide identity community during his decade-long […]


An Update on the Collaboration of Technology Tools and Legal Rules

The US Federal Reserve is participating in a Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) Cross-border Payments Task Force to identify ways to promote cross-border payments that are faster, less expensive and more transparent and inclusive. With the CPMI’s initiative to improve cross-border payments (and their upcoming conference https://lnkd.in/dBmT9q6), the Institute […]


2021 OpenID Foundation Board Update

Thank you to all who voted in the 2021 elections for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors. As per our bylaws, three individual board members represent the membership and the community at large. As George Fletcher has one year remaining on his 2-year term, I want to thank […]


“Exploring Financial-grade API (FAPI) with Torsten” Podcast is Live

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to sponsor the Identity, Unlocked second season premiere podcast featuring host Vittorio Bertocci and special guest Torsten Lodderstedt, “Exploring Financial-grade API (FAPI) with Torsten”. Torsten is a long time member of and contributor to the OpenID Foundation. Torsten has contributed significantly to the FAPI security […]


OpenID Financial-grade API (FAPI) Conformance Tests Now Available for Australian Consumer Data Rights Participants & Push Authorization Requests (PAR)

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Financial-grade API (FAPI) conformance tests for banks and fintechs in Australia providing consumer data rights (CDR) compliant solutions. The Foundation recently updated the FAPI conformance suite to ensure that servers following the CDR standards comply with the underlying FAPI specifications, […]


Update on OpenID Foundation Leadership Transition

Dear OpenID Foundation Members: This is to update the OpenID Foundation community on our leadership transition and plans for 2021. We’ve enlisted the support of Women in Identity, IDPro and other groups to insure a broad international search and a diversity of backgrounds for the Foundation’s next Executive Director. Our […]


First Implementer’s Drafts of Three FastFed Specifications Approved

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following Fast Federation (FastFed) specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts: FastFed Core 1.0 FastFed Basic SAML Profile 1.0 FastFed Basic SCIM Profile 1.0 An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. These are […]


Second Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect User Questioning API Specification Approved

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: OpenID Connect User Questioning API 1.0 An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. This is the second Implementer’s Draft of this specification. This specification […]