OpenID Connect Logout Implementer’s Drafts Approved

Published March 28, 2017
The OpenID Foundation membership has approved these specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts. An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification.
  • Session Management - Defines how to manage OpenID Connect sessions, including postMessage-based logout functionality
  • Front-Channel Logout - Defines a front-channel logout mechanism that does not use an OP iframe on RP pages
  • Back-Channel Logout - Defines a logout mechanism that uses back-channel communication between the OP and RPs being logged out
These specifications are available at: The voting results were:
  • Approve – 52 votes
  • Object – 3 votes
  • Abstain – 5 votes
Total votes: 60 (out of 219 members = 27% > 20% quorum requirement) — Michael B. Jones – OpenID Foundation Board Secretary