OpenID Foundation Board Update – Expanded Representation

The voting results are in for the 2010 Board.  In addition to a strong group of returning members, we’re glad to see four new members who will bring tremendous value and new perspectives. Marc Frons, CTO of the New York Times Daniel Jacobson, Director of Application Development at NPR John Bradley, who has been focused […]

OpenID 2009 Year in Review

It’s been an exciting year. A number of initiatives that were started in 2008 had a direct impact on the success of the platform in the past year, so many thanks to all the organizations and individuals who have contributed.  Here’s a quick summary of the state of OpenID. There are over 1 billion OpenID […]

Etelos to Enable OpenID® Across Multiple Business Apps

Etelos, Inc. a developer and operator of private-labeled marketplaces for Web-based business applications, announced support for OpenID for user authentication and Single Sign On (SSO) within the Etelos Platform Suite (more)

OpenID: Now more powerful and easier to use!

Google, Yahoo!, and MySpace have launched support for the OpenID OAuth Hybrid Protocol, which combines OpenID authentication (sign in) with OAuth authorization (access control) into a single interface. Websites that accept OpenID can now let the hundreds of millions of users who already have either a MySpace, Google, or Yahoo! account sign in and enable […]

Open identity for the government

Chris Messina is a community board member of the OpenID Foundation, long time advocate for citizens of the web, and prolific blogger on all things “open”. Today in collaboration with Vivek Kundra, the nation’s first CIO, we are announcing a pilot program intended to enable individual citizens to login to government websites with their existing […]

Announcing the redesign of

As the US government considers OpenID as a vehicle for citizen engagement, it became time for the OpenID Foundation’s website to receive similar consideration. For some time, the site has been neglected and ignored — serving primarily as a resource for developers, with little regard paid to people just learning about digital identity. The new […]

Google and JanRain Release Support for the OpenID User Interface Extension

This morning, Google released an upgrade to their OpenID Provider to support the draft OpenID User Interface Extension along with JanRain who added support for it to their Relying Party service RPX. This means that Google users signing into sites like UserVoice (choose “Google” to see it in action) now have a much better user […]

An Update on the Retail Advisory Committee and Improving User Experience

The Retail Advisory Committee Last week representatives from the OpenID Foundation (Google, JanRain, NRI and Yahoo!) led a discussion about third-party authentication and user-centric identity with representatives from several online retailers. Topics included: Business case for OpenID and third-party authentication Best practices for online retailers leveraging OpenID Leveraging rich user data from third party identity […]