Mike Leszcz


“Exploring Financial-grade API (FAPI) with Torsten” Podcast is Live

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to sponsor the Identity, Unlocked second season premiere podcast featuring host Vittorio Bertocci and special guest Torsten Lodderstedt, “Exploring Financial-grade API (FAPI) with Torsten”. Torsten is a long time member of and contributor to the OpenID Foundation. Torsten has contributed significantly to the FAPI security […]


OpenID Financial-grade API (FAPI) Conformance Tests Now Available for Australian Consumer Data Rights Participants & Push Authorization Requests (PAR)

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Financial-grade API (FAPI) conformance tests for banks and fintechs in Australia providing consumer data rights (CDR) compliant solutions. The Foundation recently updated the FAPI conformance suite to ensure that servers following the CDR standards comply with the underlying FAPI specifications, […]


Update on OpenID Foundation Leadership Transition

Dear OpenID Foundation Members: This is to update the OpenID Foundation community on our leadership transition and plans for 2021. We’ve enlisted the support of Women in Identity, IDPro and other groups to insure a broad international search and a diversity of backgrounds for the Foundation’s next Executive Director. Our […]


Announcing the 2021 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 2021 election schedule. Those elected will help determine the role the Foundation plays in facilitating the creation and adoption of open identity standards. Per the Foundation’s […]


OpenID Foundation to Sponsor Auth0’s Identity, Unlocked Podcast

Highly-rated identity specifications and trends podcast concludes season one; season two to launch in January 2021   BELLEVUE, Wash. – Dec. 17, 2020 – Auth0, the identity platform for application teams, today announced that the OpenID Foundation will be the exclusive sponsor for season two of Auth0’s flagship podcast ‘Identity, Unlocked,’ scheduled to release in […]


OpenID Foundation Follow-up to ACDS on CDS

November 18, 2020 Mr Andrew Stevens Chairman, Consumer Data Standards Australia Mr Paul Franklin Executive General Manager, Consumer Data Right, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Ms Kate O’Rourke Principal Advisor, The Treasury, Australia Mr Daniel McAuliffe Project Lead, Consumer Data Right, The Treasury, Australia   RE: OpenID Foundation Follow-up to […]


OpenID Foundation Co-Sponsoring Santander Digital Trust Hackathon

The OpenID Foundation is excited to be a co-sponsor for the Santander Digital Trust Hackathon. This global virtual hackathon will capitalize on Santander’s Digital Trust API and the need to innovate how data is shared, verified and trusted. The goal is to reimagine how we verify identity and validate data, […]


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

View the workshop recording in its entirety here.   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 […]


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 […]