Fourth Public Review Period for OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification Started


The OpenID eKYC and Identity Assurance Working Group recommends approval of the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft:

This would be the fourth 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 OpenID Implementer’s Draft. For the convenience of members, voting will actually begin a week before the review period ends, for members who have completed their reviews by then.

The relevant dates are:

  • Implementer’s Draft public review period: Friday, August 19, 2022 to Monday, October 3, 2022 (45 days)
  • Implementer’s Draft vote announcement: Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Implementer’s Draft early voting opens: Monday, September 26, 2022*
  • Implementer’s Draft official voting period: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (7 days)*

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

The eKYC and Identity Assurance working group page is https://openid.net/wg/ekyc-ida/. 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 “eKYC and Identity Assurance” working group on your contribution agreement), (2) joining the working group mailing list at https://lists.openid.net/mailman/listinfo/openid-specs-ekyc-ida, and (3) sending your feedback to the list.

— Michael B. Jones – OpenID Foundation Board Secretary