Mike Leszcz


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. 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 for the financial industry and other industries that […]


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 […]


Standards Adoption and the Adoption of Standards – Financial-grade API (FAPI) 1.0 Final Specifications Published

I’m pleased to announce that the OpenID Foundation has published the Financial-grade API (FAPI) Parts 1.0 and 2.0 final specifications. This is a true accomplishment for open banking initiatives worldwide. The Foundation couldn’t have reached this important milestone with the FAPI specification without the leadership of the FAPI Working Group […]


The Identity, Unlocked “eKYC with Mark Haine” Podcast Now Live

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to sponsor the Identity, Unlocked podcast. This week’s episode “eKYC with Mark Haine” features host Vittorio Bertocci and special guest Mark Haine. The episode focuses on the work of the OpenID Foundation’s eKYC & Identity Assurance Working Group. Mark Haine is the Director at considrd.consulting […]


OpenID Foundation Announces Increases to Membership Dues in 2021

The OpenID Foundation is a non-profit international standardization organization of individuals and companies committed to enabling, promoting, and protecting OpenID technologies. Formed in June 2007, the Foundation serves as a public trust organization representing the open community of developers, vendors, and users. The Foundation assists the community by providing needed […]


OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance (eKYC & IDA) Enables More than 30 Million Bank Customers to Identify Themselves with Third Parties

More than 1,000 banks in the yes® scheme enable online banking customers to prove their identity to 3rd parties with existing bank-managed KYC data. This data can also be used to seamlessly create qualified electronic signatures conforming to the EU’s eIDAS directive. The banks recently finished the migration of all […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Virtual Workshop — April 29, 2021

Workshop Overview OpenID Foundation Workshops provide technical insight and influence on current Internet identity standards. This workshop will provide updates on all active OpenID Foundation Working Groups as well the OpenID Certification Program. The workshop also highlights the Foundation’s partnership with the CARIN Alliance that is focused on enabling a […]