Mike Leszcz


Global Assured Identity Network White Paper

The Global Assured Identity Network White Paper was the centerpiece of the OpenID Foundation’s  Chairman Nat Sakimura’s keynote at the European Identity Conference just a few days ago. His presentation can be found at https://nat.sakimura.org/2021/09/14/announcing-gain/. Nat describes GAIN as an overlay network on top of the Internet with all its participants identity proofed. […]


OpenID Foundation Hosting Workshop at EIC 2021

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce it is hosting a workshop at EIC 2021 in Munich. The Foundation’s workshop is part of the pre-conference workshops at EIC on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 9am-1pm CEST. As EIC hybrid event, the workshop is available to those participating virtually as well. […]


Shared Signals: An Open Standard for Webhooks

New OpenID Foundation draft enables secure and privacy protected webhooks to power an “API-First” world Author: Atul Tulshibagwale   APIs are an increasingly important aspect of software today, and “API-First” is the mantra being followed in a lot of new software development. A critical aspect of efficient APIs is their […]


Open Banking Brazil’s Adoption of Financial-grade API (FAPI) & FAPI Certification

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Financial-grade API (FAPI) OP and dynamic client registration (DCR) tests for open banking Brazil. Release notes can be found here: https://gitlab.com/openid/conformance-suite/-/tags/release-v4.1.15 Brazil recently published their open banking technology stack including the security and identity standards that the financial services sector must adopt […]


OpenID Financial-grade API (FAPI) Conformance Tests Released for Final FAPI 1.0 Parts 1 and 2 Specifications

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Financial-grade API (FAPI) OP and RP conformance tests for the Final FAPI 1.0 Part 1 and 2 specifications announced on March 31, 2021. Many organizations and jurisdictions utilized the FAPI Implementer’s Draft 2 as the starting point of their adoption of FAPI in […]


Guest Blog: Financial-grade API (FAPI), Explained by an Implementer – Updated

NOTE: This article was updated to align to the FAPI 1.0 Final version which was published in March, 2021. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS BLOG IN PORTUGUESE Introduction Financial-grade API (FAPI) is a technical specification that Financial-grade API Working Group of OpenID Foundation has developed. It uses OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect (OIDC) as its base and defines additional technical requirements […]


The 7 Laws of Identity Standards

The OpenID Foundation is proud to participate in the first ever ‘Identity Management Day,’ an annual awareness event that will take place on the second Tuesday in April each year. The inaugural Identity Management Day is April 13, 2021. Founded by the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), the mission of Identity Management Day […]


Guest Blog: SecureAuth’s OpenID Foundation Membership Drives Interoperability and Authentication for Customer Identity Security Across Cloud and Mobile

Today, SecureAuth is an official member of the OpenID Foundation a non-profit international standardization organization committed to enabling, promoting and protecting OpenID technologies. As a distinguished member of the Foundation, SecureAuth also now has a voice in the elections for the governing body. SecureAuth Innovation Labs is dedicated to actively […]