eKYC & IDA


eKYC & Identity Assurance Interop Event Update

The eKYC and Identity Assurance (eKYC & IDA) working group is developing extensions to OpenID Connect that standardize the communication of assured identity information, i.e., verified claims along with trust framework and assurance level as well as information about how and when the verification was done. The core of that […]


Third Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification Approved

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance 1.0 An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. This is the third Implementer’s Draft of this specification. This specification […]


Notice of Vote for Third Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification

The official voting period will be between Wednesday, November 3, 2021 and Wednesday, November 10, 2021, following the 45 day review of the specification. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with the voting […]


Third Public Review Period for OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification Started

The OpenID eKYC and Identity Assurance Working Group recommends approval of the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance 1.0 This would be the third Implementer’s Draft of this specification. An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to […]


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 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 […]


OpenID Foundation Certification Program Update, Program Expansion and Fees Increases

The increasing importance of certification to global adoption is being shown by the participation of government and regulator representatives in OpenID Foundation working groups and in our membership. It is also quantified in the uptick in certification services. The OpenID Certification Program continues its success in 2021 with over 500 […]


An Update on the Collaboration of Technology Tools and Legal Rules

The US Federal Reserve is participating in a Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) Cross-border Payments Task Force to identify ways to promote cross-border payments that are faster, less expensive and more transparent and inclusive. With the CPMI’s initiative to improve cross-border payments (and their upcoming conference https://lnkd.in/dBmT9q6), the Institute […]