Mike Leszcz


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 […]


The UK Open Banking Implementation Entity Adopts the OpenID Foundation Financial-Grade API (FAPI) Specification & Certification Program

The 2018 Identiverse Conference provided a timely catalyst for representatives of the OpenID Foundation and the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) to announce their collaboration on the Financial-grade API (FAPI) specification. The Identiverse stage provided an ideal venue to emphasize the importance of building on the award winning OpenID Certification […]


OpenID Certification Expanding to FAPI Specs

Announcement: The OpenID Foundation announced today it will continue expanding the scope of its award-winning OpenID Certification program, adding new profiles and capabilities.  The new Form Post Response Mode profiles were launched this week during the Identiverse conference.  The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce its plans to expand the […]


The London Chapter of Women in Identity Held It’s First Ever Event on the 29th of January 2018.

Three members of the steering committee: myself and Colette D’Alessandro of Ping Identity and Emma Lindley of Innovate Identity, hosted the first Women in Identity (WID) London Chapter event at the Barclays’ RISE building based in Shoreditch, London. Barclays and Ping Identity sponsored the event which was attended by over […]