Public Review Period for Proposed Final FAPI 1.0 Part 1 and Part 2 Specifications

Published October 29, 2020

The OpenID Financial-grade API (FAPI) Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as OpenID Final Specifications:

A Final Specification provides intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification and is not 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. 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 OpenID Final Specifications. For the convenience of members, voting will actually begin three weeks before the start of the official voting period because of the holidays, for members who have completed their reviews by then.

The relevant dates are:

  • Final Specifications public review period: Thursday, October 29, 2020 to Monday, December 28, 2020 (60 days)
  • Final Specifications vote announcement: Monday, November 30, 2020
  • Final Specifications voting period: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 to Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (7 days)*

* Note: Early voting before the start of the formal voting will be allowed.

The FAPI 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 specifications 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 “FAPI” 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