Register for the OpenID Workshop in London March 28th 4

The OpenID Foundation is hosting an OpenID workshop on March 28th.  It will be held at Microsoft’s office in London.  The event was originally going to be held at Google’s offices, but due to the high demand it has been moved to a location with more room.  The OpenID Foundation runs a series of workshops like this one for business decision makers, as well as running other OpenID summits that are more technical.

The event is for the owners of consumer websites, citizen oriented government sites, and enterprise SaaS services to discuss how to improve login systems by using techniques such as OAuth, OpenID and an Account Chooser.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 from 10:00 until 17:30 GMT.

Registration is now open at the following link: REGISTER NOW!

Microsoft London Office, Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, United Kingdom, SW1E 5JL

10-11am: OAuth as the core Internet identity protocol

  • Don Thibeau (Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation and Open Identity Exchange)
  • Kick Willemse (OpenID Foundation Board Member and CEO of Prooflink)
  • Description: A high level overview of the protocol, and an explanation of why major technology companies have standardized on it including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, etc.  We will also discuss how the functionality of the OpenID v2 protocol has been reimplemented on top of OAuth to create OpenID Connect.  The session will also discuss the security problems of websites that run their own password based login systems.

11am-Noon: Bridging Internet Identity protocols

  • Patrick Harding (CTO, Ping Identity)
  • Description: While OAuth is the main protocol for new Internet identity systems, most companies still need to deal with a mix of other protocols, including their own internal sign on system across the different parts of their website, as well as for employee signing sign on.  Learn about how to use a token management service to bridge between those different protocols.

Noon-1pm: Lunch

1pm-2pm: Using Social Login to get more out of logins then just an email

  • Patrick Salyer (CEO, Gigya)
  • Vidya Shivkumar (Director of Products, Janrain)
  • Description: While logins used to just be about email and password, there is now the potential to do much more using popular consumer identity providers such as Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Microsoft Live, etc.  This session will discuss the success many websites have already had with this model.

2pm-3pm: Improving the user experience of sign-in using an Account Chooser

  • Eric Sachs (Senior Product Manager, Identity, Google)
  • Description: Google and other sites have started to roll out a new login experience called an Account Chooser.  Get an overview of how it works, and learn why companies like Google are making this change.  The session will also explain why it is so much easier for a website to add support for identity providers (both consumer and enterprise) after first deploying an account chooser.

3pm-3:30pm: Snack break

  • The second part of the session only has room for 100 people. We will check badges at this point and you will only be able to join the second session if you registered for it online. However everyone is welcome to join the snack break

3:30pm-4:30pm: Verifying real world identity on the Internet

  • Philip Stradling (Senior Program Manager, Identity, Microsoft)
  • Andrew Nash (Director of Product Management, Identity, Google)
  • Don Thibeau (Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation and Open Identity Exchange)
  • Description: How do websites know which identity providers to trust, and visa versa? Also learn how governments are using the same techniques discussed at this conference to engage with citizens online.

4:30pm-5:30pm: Strong authentication and identity verification

  • Ingo Friese (R&D project manager, Deutsche Telekom AG; Telekom Innovation Laboratories)
  • Andrew Nash (Director of Product Management, Identity, Google)
  • Description: Hear how large consumer websites like Google are using mobile phones today in addition to passwords.  Learn how you can confirm attributes about a user on your website such as name, address, etc. This session will describe the working groups in the Open Identity Exchange that are focused on this topic, and will include demonstrations of live systems.

In addition to the presentations above, Ping Identity is also hosting a similar event the previous day.  If you’re a security architect, IT manager, SaaS product manager, eBusiness leader, CSO, CTO, or CIO leveraging the Cloud to change your business, it’s a day of identity security best practices you don’t want to miss.

Best regards,

Don Thibeau, Executive  Director
OpenID Foundation

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OpenID   Microsoft   Google