Don Thibeau


General Availability of Microsoft OpenID Connect Identity Provider 1

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Azure Active Directory OpenID Connect Identity Provider.  It supports the discovery of provider information as well as session management (logout).  On this occasion, the OpenID Foundation wants to recognize Microsoft for its contributions to the development of the OpenID Connect specifications and congratulate them on […]


The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard 27

Providing Increased Security, Usability, and Privacy on the Internet RSA 2014 and Mobile World Congress- San Francisco, CA, and Barcelona, Spain – Feb. 26, 2014 – The OpenID Foundation announced today that its membership has ratified the OpenID Connect standard.  Organizations and businesses can now use OpenID Connect to develop […]


Verizon, Building the Foundation for a Safe, Security Identity Ecosystem 1

Verizon announced today an important milestone in the Open Identity arena. Verizon announced that it is the first ever identity provider to achieve a Level 3 US Government certification in providing identity credentials and access management to relying parties. The importance of building a standardized framework that protects valuable personal […]


Sony’s Weakest Link Hijack 8

Sony announced today that a large number of accounts were hijacked using an attack based on the fact that people reuse passwords across websites. These “weakest link hijackings” are an evolution of the phishing attacks that have become so well known over the last few years. These attacks are referred […]


Yahoo!, PayPal, Google, Equifax, AOL, VeriSign, Acxiom, Citi, Privo, Wave Systems Pilot Open Identity for Open Government 19

Gov 2.0 Conference – Washington, D.C. — September 9, 2009 — Ten industry leaders — Yahoo!, PayPal, Google, Equifax, AOL, VeriSign, Acxiom, Citi, Privo and Wave Systems — announced today they will support the first pilot programs designed for the American public to engage in open government — government that is […]