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OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance now has a dedicated home

The OpenID Foundation has started the new eKYC and Identity Assurance Working Group, which will develop OpenID specifications for providing Relying Parties with identity information, i.e. Verified Claims, along with an explicit attestation of the verification status of those Claims (what, how, when, according to what rules, using what evidence). […]


Notice of Vote for Second Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect Federation Specification

The official voting period will be between Monday, December 16, 2019 and Tuesday, January 7, 2020, following the 45 day review of the specification. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open on Monday, December 16, 2019 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with the voting […]


“Plays Well with Others”, the OpenID Foundation Recognized as a Global Top 10 Influencing Organization in Digital Identity

The OpenID Foundation has been recognized in the recently published The Digital Identity Report – The Global Opportunity for Verified Citizen & Consumer ID, as one of the top 10 global digital identity-influencing organizations that includes the OpenID Foundation. Alan Goode, founder and CEO of Goode Intelligence and author of the […]


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 […]