Review of Proposed Final OpenID Connect Specifications and Implementer’s Drafts

Published December 20, 2013
The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as Final OpenID Specifications: The working group also recommends approval of the following specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts:
  • OpenID Connect Session Management – Defines how to manage OpenID Connect sessions, including logout functionality.
  • OAuth 2.0 Form Post Response Mode – Defines how to return OAuth 2.0 Authorization Response parameters (including OpenID Connect Authentication Response parameters) using HTML form values that are auto-submitted by the User Agent using HTTP POST.
A Final Specification provides intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification and is not subject to further revision. An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification also providing intellectual property protections, but that is subject to further revision. This note starts the 60 day public review period for the specification drafts in accordance with the OpenID Foundation IPR policies and procedures. This review period will end on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Unless issues are identified during the review that the working group believes must be addressed by revising the drafts, this review period will be followed by a seven day voting period during which OpenID Foundation members will vote on whether to approve these drafts as Final Specifications and Implementer’s Drafts. For the convenience of members, voting may begin up to two weeks before Tuesday, February 18th, with the voting period still ending on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. A description of OpenID Connect can be found at The working group page is Information on joining the OpenID Foundation can be found at If you’re not already a member, please consider joining to participate in the approval vote. You can send feedback on the specifications in a way that enables the working group to act upon your feedback by (1) signing the contribution agreement at to join the working group (please specify that you are joining the “AB+Connect” working group on your contribution agreement), (2) joining the working group mailing list at, and (3) sending your feedback to the list. Locations for the proposed Final Specifications are: Locations for the proposed Implementer’s Drafts are: These informational Implementer’s Guides also accompany these specifications: Locations for the accompanying Implementer’s Guides are: -- Michael B. Jones, OpenID Foundation Secretary UPDATE: The working group has updated the non-normative sentence in Section 3.3.1, item 5 of the Core specification to apply an editorial correction. The originally posted version is available at the location below to facilitate comparison between the original version and the current version with the correction applied: