Mike Leszcz


The OpenID Foundation and the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity Hosting a Workshop Focused on Financial-grade API (FAPI) and Third Party Providers (TPPs)

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) and our development partner, the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), continue our collaboration in outreach to the fintech community via workshops in hosting another workshop on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1pm UTC. This next event builds on a prior joint workshop in focusing on […]


OpenID Foundation Deepens Partnership with Financial Data Exchange on Adoption of New Security Standards

OpenID Foundation Chairman, Nat Sakimura, presented a keynote at the Financial Data Exchange’s (FDX) Global Summit Fall 2020. Nat’s keynote, “Global Adoption of FAPI Among Open Banking Standards… And Beyond”, highlighted the growing adoption momentum of the Foundation’s Financial-grade API (FAPI) security profile and the high quality of self-certified implementations […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Virtual Workshop — Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Workshop Overview OpenID Foundation Workshops provide technical insight and influence on current Internet identity standards. This virtual workshop is a reschedule of the planned face-to-face workshop prior to IIW Fall 2020. This workshop includes a panel discussion on the Foundation’s ongoing relationship and efforts with the Financial Data Exchange focused […]


The eKYC & IDA Working Group Welcomes the Proposal of the European Commission to Extend the Scope of eIDAS Trust Services

The eKYC and Identity Assurance Working Group (eKYC & IDA WG) of the OpenID Foundation welcomes the proposal of the Commission to extend the scope of eIDAS trust services by introducing a new trust service for identification, authentication and for the provision of attributes, credentials and attestations and allowing the […]


Open Digital Trust Initiative: A Proposal for Financial Institutions to Use an Open Standards Protocol to Verify Identity, Protect Privacy and Build Trust

In the digital space, people need new solutions to know the identity of who they are dealing with and whether or not they can trust them. A number of initiatives are working on the future of digital identity. Some of them are government-led while others are linked to specific private […]


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

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 […]