Yearly Archives: 2019


OpenID Foundation Launches New Microsite Focused on Open Banking and Fintech Developers

The OpenID Foundation has launched a new microsite focused on global open banking initiatives and providing resources for fintech developers implementing the Foundation’s Financial-grade API (FAPI). In 2017, the OpenID Foundation’s Financial-grade API (FAPI) Working Group published specifications enabling high-security API access, suitable for accessing financial data and facilitating financial […]


Aligning the Governance Rules and Technology Tools of Digital Identity: Solving Today’s Burning Business Problems

In an era governed by digital transactions and data, our methods for managing digital identities, security, and privacy are proving inadequate. At the same time, consumers are looking to do business with companies that have minimal friction as part of their overall service experience, and which provide assurance that consumer’s […]


OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance

This week the OpenID Foundation announced the approval of the Implementer’s Draft of the OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance specification. This new specification is a product of the OpenID Connect Working group. An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. […]


Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification Approved

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance 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 first Implementer’s Draft of this specification. This specification […]


Dispatch from Innotribe@Sibos 2019

Innotribe is always a dynamic and thought-provoking opportunity for voices from outside the finance industry to collaborate at Sibos. At this years Sibos-2019-London, I led a panel discussion of fintech and identity experts to exchange experiences and discuss opportunities as we develop and implement community-driven, open standards for digital identity […]


Second Public Review Period for OpenID Connect Federation Specification Started

The OpenID OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: OpenID Connect Federation 1.0 This would be the second Implementer’s Draft of this specification. An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. […]


Notice of Vote for Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification

The official voting period will be between Monday, November 4, 2019 and Monday, November 11, 2019, following the 45 day review of the specification. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open on Monday, October 28, 2019 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with the voting […]


Guest Blog: Implementing App-to-App Authorisation in OAuth2/OpenID Connect

What is app2app? App2app is a mechanism that allows mobile apps performing OAuth2 or OpenID Connect based authentication to offer a much simpler faster flow if the user already has an app provided by the authorization server owner installed on their mobile device. Here’s how it actually looks when I […]