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Cisco Joins the OpenID Foundation Board, Signaling the Importance of Shared Signals to a Future of Zero Trust   Recently updated !

Cisco has joined the OpenID Foundation as a sustaining member, effective November 2021. As Gail Hodges, the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation said, “Cisco has played a pivotal role in building networked systems that underpin the internet today. We are honored to have Cisco join the Board at this […]


The OpenID Foundation Welcomes Member’s Comments on Strategic Approach in 2022

Dear Members, The OpenID Foundation warmly welcomes comments from the membership on our strategic approach in 2022. Our standards development work in categories like OpenID Connect is mature while other working groups are just beginning. The adoption of OIDF standards and certification programs are enjoying the global market momentum, and […]


FDX’s Financial-Grade API Security Specification v3.4 Supports the FAPI 1.0 Advanced and CIBA Standards

The OpenID Foundation is delighted see the Financial Data Exchange’s recent announcement that  FDX’s Financial-Grade API Security Specification v3.4 (companion to FDX API v5) supports the FAPI 1.0 Advanced and CIBA standards: “Alignment with Globally Interoperable Standards – The FDX API Security Specification v3.4 now references, supports and recommends utilization of […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Virtual Workshop — Thursday, December 9, 2021

Workshop Overview OpenID Foundation Workshops provide technical insight and influence on current Internet identity standards. Technologists from member organizations will provide updates on all active OpenID Foundation Working Groups as well the OpenID Certification Program. The workshop will also include a session on the GAIN POC with Don Thibeau and […]


Announcing OpenID Foundation Sessions at the FIDO Member Plenary on Thursday, October 21, 2021

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to be a part of the FIDO Alliance Member Plenary agenda next Thursday, October 21st. The Plenary follows the FIDO Alliance’s Authenticate 2021 Conference that takes place Monday, October 18th through Wednesday, October 20th. Both events are being hosted at the Motif Hotel in Seattle. […]


Opportunity to Join the OpenID Foundation Certification Team

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce that it is looking to add a part-time member to the successful OpenID Certification program team. The OpenID Foundation enables deployments of OpenID Connect and the Financial-grade API (FAPI) to be certified to specific conformance profiles to promote interoperability among implementations. Later in 2021, the Foundation will […]


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 […]