Working Group


OpenID Connect Federation Specification Resulting from a Year of Implementation Experience

The OpenID Foundation held three interop events for implementations of the OpenID Connect Federation specification during 2020. The learnings from each were used to iteratively refine the specification after each round, just as we did when developing OpenID Connect itself. The current specification is the result of the iterative rounds […]


Standards Adoption and the Adoption of Standards – Financial-grade API (FAPI) 1.0 Final Specifications Published

I’m pleased to announce that the OpenID Foundation has published the Financial-grade API (FAPI) Parts 1.0 and 2.0 final specifications. This is a true accomplishment for open banking initiatives worldwide. The Foundation couldn’t have reached this important milestone with the FAPI specification without the leadership of the FAPI Working Group […]


FAPI 1.0 Part 1 and Part 2 are now Final Specifications

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following Financial-grade API (FAPI) specifications as OpenID Final Specifications: Financial-grade API 1.0 – Part 1: Baseline Security Profile Financial-grade API 1.0 – Part 2: Advanced Security Profile A Final Specification provides intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification and is not subject […]


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 […]


First Implementer’s Drafts of Three FastFed Specifications Approved

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following Fast Federation (FastFed) specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts: FastFed Core 1.0 FastFed Basic SAML Profile 1.0 FastFed Basic SCIM Profile 1.0 An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. These are […]


Second Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect User Questioning API Specification Approved

The OpenID Foundation membership has approved the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: OpenID Connect User Questioning API 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 second Implementer’s Draft of this specification. This specification […]


Notice of Second Vote for Proposed Implementer’s Drafts of Three FastFed Specifications

The official voting period will be between Monday, December 14, 2020 and Wednesday, January 13, 2021, once the 45-day review of the specifications has been completed. For the convenience of members, voting will actually begin on Monday, December 7, 2020 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with […]


Notice of Vote for Second Implementer’s Draft of OpenID Connect User Questioning API Specification

The official voting period will be between Monday, December 14, 2020 and Wednesday, January 13, 2021, following the 45-day review of the specification. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open on Monday, December 7, 2020 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with the voting period […]


Notice of Vote for Proposed Final FAPI 1.0 Part 1 and Part 2 Specifications

The official voting period will be between Tuesday, December 29, 2020 and Tuesday, January 5, 2021, once the 60-day review of the specifications has been completed. For the convenience of members, voting will actually begin on Monday, December 7, 2020 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with […]


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, […]