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Announcing the OIDF iGov Working Group

A recent US NIST announcement describes the newly formed OIDF International Government Assurance Profile (iGov) Working Group which is an international public and private sector collaboration that will develop an interoperable profile of OpenID Connect to allow users to authenticate and share consented attribute information in a consistent and user-centric manner. With over 10 international […]

Internet Identity System Said Readied by Obama

Internet Identity System Said Readied by Obama Administration 2011-01-07 05:00:01.9 GMT By James Sterngold Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration plans to announce today plans for an Internet identity system that will limit fraud and streamline online transactions, leading to a surge in Web commerce, officials said. While the White House has spearheaded development […]

Mobile Services in Japan begin OpenID experiment

22 companies including NTT docomo, KDDI, Sony, NEC, etc. have formed “ID Platform Federation Forum”. With JPY12 billion (approx. US$1.3M) in funding from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, the forum members will initiate the experiment, based largely on OpenID, by the end of the year. The forum itself is operated by Nomura Research […]

Payment Working Group started at OpenID Foundation Japan (OIDF-J)

In response to the newly enacted “Fund Transfer and Payment Services Act of Japan”, the OpenID Foundation Japan has announced the formation of the “Payment Working Group (WG)” on December 8, 2009. The Payment WG consists of 14 member companies and aims to create whitepapers on ”Guidelines for Secure Management of Information”, “Guidelines for Outsourcing” […]

OpenID 2009 Year in Review

It’s been an exciting year. A number of initiatives that were started in 2008 had a direct impact on the success of the platform in the past year, so many thanks to all the organizations and individuals who have contributed.  Here’s a quick summary of the state of OpenID. There are over 1 billion OpenID […]

Open identity for the government

Chris Messina is a community board member of the OpenID Foundation, long time advocate for citizens of the web, and prolific blogger on all things “open”. Today in collaboration with Vivek Kundra, the nation’s first CIO, we are announcing a pilot program intended to enable individual citizens to login to government websites with their existing […]