Introducing the Global Assured Identity Network (GAIN) Proof of Concept Community Group

Published March 2, 2022

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Assured Identity Network (GAIN) Proof of Concept Community Group, which aims to test the technical hypotheses underlying the "GAIN Digital Trust" white paper.

Back in September 2021, more than 150 co-authors called for the creation of a globally interoperable network for high-trust identity assurance. It was a “no logo, pro bono, open source” collaboration. Since then, an informal alpha proof of concept (POC) has been connecting Identity Information Providers and Relying Parties, leveraging OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance. Now, under the auspices of the OpenID Foundation, the group will be able to grow and test whether identity information can be shared across a variety of architectures, protocols, and jurisdictions.

The Community Group will meet each Thursday at 7pm UTC beginning Thursday, March 3, 2022. Further information about the POC, including meeting details, FAQs, events, media, and other resources, can be found on the GAIN Community Group webpage.

Enrollment in the POC is open to the public including organizations and individuals. If you are interested in becoming a member of the POC, please complete the registration form and sign the Participation Agreement. Any POC questions can be directed to the co-chairs at