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OpenID Foundation Launches New Microsite Focused on Open Banking and Fintech Developers

The OpenID Foundation has launched a new microsite focused on global open banking initiatives and providing resources for fintech developers implementing the Foundation’s Financial-grade API (FAPI). In 2017, the OpenID Foundation’s Financial-grade API (FAPI) Working Group published specifications enabling high-security API access, suitable for accessing financial data and facilitating financial […]


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 first Implementer’s Draft of this specification. This specification […]


Dispatch from Innotribe@Sibos 2019

Innotribe is always a dynamic and thought-provoking opportunity for voices from outside the finance industry to collaborate at Sibos. At this years Sibos-2019-London, I led a panel discussion of fintech and identity experts to exchange experiences and discuss opportunities as we develop and implement community-driven, open standards for digital identity […]


Second Public Review Period for OpenID Connect Federation Specification Started

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


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

The official voting period will be between Monday, November 4, 2019 and Monday, November 11, 2019, following the 45 day review of the specification. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open on Monday, October 28, 2019 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with the voting […]


Welcoming New OpenID Foundation Vice-Chairman

Before I welcome our new Vice-Chairman, on behalf of the OpenID Foundation, I would like to thank Adam Dawes of Google who has served on the Board of Directors for years as Vice-Chairman. Adam’s contributions to the board, the community and his leadership of Working Groups, most recently the groundbreaking […]


Public Review Period for OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification Started

The OpenID OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of 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 note starts the 45-day public review period […]


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 […]


Implementer’s Draft of FAPI Client Initiated Backchannel Authentication (CIBA) Profile Approved

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: Financial-grade API: Client Initiated Backchannel Authentication Profile An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. This is the first Implementer’s Draft of this specification. This […]