Public Review Period for Proposed Implementer’s Draft of OpenID for Verifiable Credential Issuance

Published February 8, 2024

The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft:

This would be the first Implementer’s Draft of this specification.

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 who have completed their reviews by then, 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, February 8, 2024 to Sunday, March 24, 2024 (45 days)
  • Implementer's Draft vote announcement: Monday, March 11, 2024
  • Implementer's Draft early voting opens: Monday, March 18, 2024*
  • Implementer's Draft official voting period: Monday, March 25, 2024 to Monday, April 1, 2024 (7 days)*

* Note: Early voting before the start of the formal voting period 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