First Public Review Period for Initiating User Registration via OpenID Connect Started


The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft:

This would be the first 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. This note starts the 45-day public review period for the specification draft in accordance with the OpenID Foundation IPR policies and procedures. Unless issues are identified during the review that the working group believes must be addressed by revising the draft, this review period will be followed by a seven-day voting period during which OpenID Foundation members will vote on whether to approve this draft as an OpeID Implementer’s Draft. For the convenience of members, voting will actually begin a week before the start of the official voting period.

The relevant dates are:

  • Implementer’s Draft public review period: Friday, December 17, 2021 to Monday, January 31, 2022 (45 days)
  • Implementer’s Draft vote announcement: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Implementer’s Draft voting period: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 to Tuesday, February 8, 2022 *

* Note: Early voting before the start of the formal voting period will be allowed.

The OpenID Connect working group page is https://openid.net/wg/connect/. Information on joining the OpenID Foundation can be found at https://openid.net/foundation/members/registration. If you’re not a current OpenID Foundation member, please consider joining to participate in the approval vote.

You can send feedback on the specification in a way that enables the working group to act upon it by (1) signing the contribution agreement at https://openid.net/intellectual-property/ to join the working group (please specify that you are joining the “AB/Connect” working group on your contribution agreement), (2) joining the working group mailing list at https://lists.openid.net/mailman/listinfo/openid-specs-ab, and (3) sending your feedback to the list.

— Michael B. Jones – OpenID Foundation Board Secretary