Author Archives : Don Thibeau


Adoption Momentum – OpenAthens Latest to Achieve OpenID Certification

I’m pleased to report that the OpenID Certification Program continues to be a driver of OpenID Connect global adoption. We end 2017 with over 200 certifications of 70 implementations. Additional requests arrive on a weekly basis. RP certification requests have followed suit since we put the RP test into production […]


OpenID Connect Relying Party Certification Adoption

The adoption of the new OpenID Connect Relying Party (RP) Certification has exceeded our expectations – especially the surprising number of early adopters who tested a wide variety of implementations. The tests were improved at an accelerating rate, with many organizations actively “testing the tests”. All of the OpenID Foundation’s […]


OpenID Certification Adoption Continues – Well Done Symantec!   Recently updated !

Congratulations to the Symantec Identity team on the certification of it’s expanding OpenID Connect capabilities and their registration on the OIXnet registry.  This would not have been possible without the vision and pioneering leadership of Nico Popp and the sustained support of Open Identity Exchange Vice Chairman Paul Agbabian and Brian […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Workshop on Monday, October 24, 2016   Recently updated !

OpenID Foundation Workshops provide insight and influence on important Internet identity standards. The workshop provides updates on the development of profiles of OpenID Connect as well as review progress on OpenID Connect Certification and an update on Relying Party certification.   We will introduce the FastFed (Fast Federation) while providing […]


Vote Early and Often!

More often than not OpenID Foundation members vote with their feet. Members typically signal their interest in a topic or work group by participating on a spectrum from “leader to lurker” on a mailing list discussion or in a work group’s agenda setting. On important, rare occasions, real people have […]


New OpenID Foundation Board Leadership

Thanks to all who voted for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors.  George Fletcher of AOL will begin a new two year term as the community member representative. His continued leadership on the Executive Committee ensures continuity on important initiatives like OpenID Connect Certification and his deep technical expertise will […]


Registration Now Open for OpenID Foundation Workshop on Monday, April 25, 2016   Recently updated !

OpenID Foundation Workshops provide insight and influence on important internet identity standards.  The workshop provides updates on the adoption of OpenID Connect across industry sectors. We’ll review progress on OpenID Connect Certification and gather feedback for planned Relying Party certification. Work Group Leaders will overview the MODRNA (Mobile Profile of […]


Leaders Lead   Recently updated !

The inaugural meeting of the iGov Working Group took place on Wednesday, January 14th where three co-chairs were elected by acclamation. John Bradley of Ping Identity, Paul Grassi of the US NIST and Adam Cooper of the UK Cabinet Office Identity Assurance Program are the elected co-chairs. Acclamation may be […]