Public Review Period for OpenID Connect Client Initiated Backchannel Authentication (CIBA) Core Started

Published December 14, 2018
The OpenID OpenID MODRNA Working Group recommends approval of the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. This note starts the 45-day public review period for the specification draft in accordance with the OpenID Foundation IPR policies and procedures. Unless issues are identified during the review that the working group believes must be addressed by revising the draft, this review period will be followed by a seven-day voting period during which OpenID Foundation members will vote on whether to approve this draft as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft. For the convenience of members, voting will actually begin a week before the start of the official voting period. The relevant dates are:
  • Implementer's Draft public review period: Friday, December 14, 2018 to Monday, January 28, 2019 (45 days)
  • Implementer's Draft vote announcement: Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Implementer's Draft voting period: Monday, January 21, 2019 to Monday, February 4, 2019 (7 days)*
* Note: Early voting before the start of the formal voting will be allowed. The OpenID MODRNA working group page is Information on joining the OpenID Foundation can be found at If you’re not a current OpenID Foundation member, please consider joining to participate in the approval vote. You can send feedback on the specification in a way that enables the working group to act upon it by (1) signing the contribution agreement at to join the working group (please specify that you are joining the “MODRNA” working group on your contribution agreement), (2) joining the working group mailing list at, and (3) sending your feedback to the list. — Michael B. Jones – OpenID Foundation Board Secretary UPDATE: The working group has updated the specification in draft -02 to address review comments received on draft -01. Draft -01 can be found at location below to facilitate comparison between the original version and the current version with the corrections applied: