Mike Leszcz


OpenID Certification Program – Last Call for Testing OpenID Connect Implementations on Python Platform   Recently updated !

The OpenID Foundation has made a considerable investment in 2020 in transitioning the certification program’s conformance test suite to a single, Java-based system. The Financial-grade API (FAPI) tests have been Java-based since early 2019 and now we are preparing to finish transitioning the OpenID Connect tests to the Java-based conformance […]


The OpenID Foundation and Financial Data Exchange Host Workshop Focused on Fintech Standards and Certification

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) and Financial Data Exchange hosted a joint workshop on July 21, 2020 to share information on their respective standards and certification programs. OIDF Chairman, Nat Sakimura provided a global view of the state of financial APIs followed by FDX Managing Director, Don Cardinal, who described FDX’s […]


OpenID Foundation and Open Banking Implementation Entity Continue Collaboration with Conformance and Certification Workshop at OAuth Security Workshop 2020

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) and the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), continue our collaboration efforts building on the success of our recent workshop focused on Financial-grade API (FAPI) conformance and certification. It was a deep dive into the technical interface of our open, international standard with the OBIE’s functional […]


OpenID Foundation Announces FAPI-RW App2app Certification Launched

Global interoperability, a common cause among many national and industry groups, seems especially urgent these days, especially in matters of security. Interop requires open standards, a “best idea wins” debate among experts and patience, lots of patience. The Financial-Grade API Working Group has a singular focus on developing its security […]


Collaboration at the Core: The OpenID Foundation and the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity Host Conformance and Certification Workshop

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) and our development partner, the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), recently hosted a workshop focused on Financial-grade API (FAPI) conformance and certification. It was a deep dive into the technical interface of our open, global standard with the OBIE’s functional UK standard. Our success metrics: […]


OpenID Foundation Virtual Workshop — May 21, 2020

As highlighted in a recent blog, the OpenID Foundation remains committed to providing its members and the community-at-large updates on working groups as well as other key digital identity topics like open banking, signal sharing, etc. We are rescheduling the OIDF Workshop originally scheduled for today prior to IIW Spring 2020 to […]


Flatten the Curve: OpenID Foundation Virtual Workshops to Continue Momentum and Progress

In the face of the global health crisis, the OpenID Foundation remains committed to providing its members and the community at large updates on the ongoing work of the Foundation’s Working Groups as well as other current digital identity topics including open banking. We’ve redoubled our engagement with members, liaison […]


Announcing New OpenID Foundation Board Leadership in 2020

Thank you to all members who voted in the 2020 elections for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors. Per Foundation bylaws, three individual community board members are elected to the Board of Directors.  Nat Sakimura and John Bradley have an additional year remaining on their 2-year terms. I want […]


Announcing the 2020 OpenID Foundation Individual Community Board Member Election

The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the interoperability of Internet identity. This is to announce the OpenID Foundation individual community board member 2020 election schedule. Those elected will help determine the role the Foundation plays in facilitating the creation and adoption of open identity standards. Per our bylaws, […]


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 […]