Public Review Period for OpenID Connect for Identity Assurance Specification Started

Published September 19, 2019
The OpenID OpenID Connect 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: Thursday, September 19, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019 (45 days)
  • Implementer's Draft vote announcement: Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Implementer's Draft voting period: Monday, October 28, 2019 to Monday, November 11, 2019 (7 days)*
* Note: Early voting before the start of the formal voting will be allowed. The OpenID Connect 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 “AB/Connect” 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
Note that an updated version of the specification was published on October 16, 2019. It added the new "uripp" identity verification method, which represents unsupervised remote in-person proofing with video capture of the ID document, user self-portrait video, and liveness checks, which is used for identity verification in Japan. Fixes were also made to the examples.