OpenID Summit Tokyo 2024 and Celebrating 10 Years of OpenID Connect

OpenID Foundation Japan (OIDF-J) hosted the OpenID Summit Tokyo 2024 in Shibuya Tokyo on Friday, January 19, 2024 with over 250 in attendance. The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) was thrilled to be a part of the Summit that included contributors from Japan and abroad presenting on current digital identity, security, and digital wallet topics. Gail Hodges, […]

OpenID Summit Tokyo 2020 and Side Events Registrations Are Open

Every four years, OpenID Foundation Japan has an educational meeting called “OpenID Summit Tokyo”. The next one is coming up on January 24, 2020. This year it will be at a brand new venue called Shibuya Stream Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. The schedule is as follows: OpenID Summit Tokyo 2020 Jan 24, 2020 @ Shibuya […]

NTT docomo is now an OpenID Provider

The largest mobile operator in Japan, NTT docomo, which covers approximately 50% of Japanese population, started offering OpenID authentication on March 9. Every docomo user has an identifier called i-modeID. Using this, users can single sign-on to mobile sites using docomo handsets, making one-click payment and other authenticated actions. These kind of features fueled the […]

OpenID Japan Launches with 32 Member Companies

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to share that OpenID Japan has launched with 32 members including merchants, portals, educational institutions, insurance companies, manufacturing companies, airlines, and banks. This announcement is significant for several reasons: The number and breadth of industries represented by the new members The use of OpenID by member companies for commercial transactions […]

mixi Supports OpenID with the Simple Registration Extension

Last week mixi, the largest social network in Japan, become an OpenID Provider for all of their fifteen-million plus users; one in five Japanese web users are on mixi. While they are another large OpenID Provider — which some argue is a bad thing — they are the first large OpenID Provider to also support […]