Mike Leszcz


OpenID Certification Program Expands with the Release of Financial-grade API Client Initiated Backchannel Authentication Profile (FAPI-CIBA) Certification

The OpenID Foundation announced today its expansion of the OpenID Certification program with conformance testing and self-certification of Financial-grade API Client Initiated Backchannel Authentication Profile (FAPI-CIBA) OpenID Providers. The ability to self-certify FAPI-CIBA implementations builds on the availability and success of Financial-grade API (FAPI) certifications whereby a number of vendors […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Workshop at Verizon Media on Monday, September 30, 2019

OpenID Foundation Workshops provide technical insight and influence on current Internet identity standards. The workshops provide updates on all OpenID Foundation working groups as well the OpenID Certification Program.  Please note  we’ve added a technology leaders discussion on key digital identity topics to the agenda. The goal is to encourage […]


Financial Data and Technology Association and OpenID Foundation in Global Agreement

Not-for-profits to campaign jointly on open finance initiatives The OpenID Foundation (OIDF), the international standardisation organisation which maintains a standard known as the Financial-grade API (FAPI), and the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA Global), the global trade association for companies working to promote ‘open finance’ and best practise financial […]


Financial Data Exchange, OpenID Foundation Take Step Towards Global Standard for Financial Data Sharing

The Financial Data Exchange (FDX) and the OpenID Foundation (OIDF) have announced an agreement to collaborate in order to advance a common technical standard for the secure exchange of consumer financial information. As online banking evolves and fintech apps grow in popularity, consumers increasingly wish to share their personal account, […]


Guest Blog: Formal Analysis of the OpenID Financial-grade API

Guest blog post by Daniel Fett (yes.com), Pedram Hosseyni, and Ralf Küsters (University of Stuttgart). The security of a web protocol is crucial, especially in the domain of financial applications and in other high-stakes environments. For identifying weaknesses in protocols and ensuring security, formal protocol analysis is the state-of-the-art method. […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Workshop at Verizon Media on Monday, April 29, 2019

OpenID Foundation Workshops provide insight and influence on important Internet identity standards. The workshops provide updates on the work happening within OpenID Foundation working groups as well as updates on the OpenID Certification Program. Leading technologists from Verizon Media, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yubico, Verizon and others will update key issues […]


OpenID Certification Program Expansion and Fee Update

The OpenID Foundation launched the OpenID Certification Program in 2015. The Program enables organizations to certify that their OpenID Connect implementations conform to specified profiles of the OpenID Connect standard. The certification program is a tool to help ensure that implementations by different parties will interoperate. It provides assurance to […]


OpenID Foundation Board Leadership in 2019

Thank you to all who voted in the 2019 election for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors. Per our bylaws, three individual community board members are elected.  The term of George Fletcher has an additional year remaining on his 2-year term. I want to thank George for his continued service. […]


Announcing the 2019 OpenID Foundation Individual Community Board Members Election

The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the interoperability of Internet identity.  This is to announce the OpenID Foundation individual community board members 2019 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, three […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Workshop at VMware on Monday, October 22, 2018

OpenID Foundation Workshops provide insight and influence on important Internet identity standards. The workshops provide updates on the work happening within OpenID Foundation working groups as well as updates on the OpenID Certification Program. Leading technologists from VMware, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Yubico, Verizon and others will update key issues and […]