OpenID for Verifiable Credentials Wins EIC Award!

The OpenID Foundation is proud to announce that, for the work building the “OpenID for Verifiable Credentials” family of specifications, members of the Digital Credentials Protocol (DCP) Work Group won the “Future Technologies and Standards” award at the European Identity and Cloud Conference. For the last several years, this group has been working tirelessly to […]

Digital Identity at the G20

On June 18, 2024 the OpenID Foundation’s Executive Director, Gail Hodges, spoke about Digital Identity at the G20 during the Digital Government and Inclusion Workshop. The following are her prepared remarks.   Bom dia and hello. I’d first like to applaud the Brazilian Government for your impressive work on Digital Identity here, in Brazil, and […]

AuthZEN Work Group Announces Authorization Interop Results

Conformance with the AuthZEN request/response protocol marks a significant milestone in simplifying and standardizing authorization approaches   The OpenID Foundation led the standardization of authentication protocols with OpenID Connect and now we are proud to host the AuthZEN Working Group as they seek to do the same for authorization.” — Gail Hodges, Executive Director for […]

SIDI Hub Announces Roadmap to Drive Cross-Border Interoperability for Digital Identity

The OpenID Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the Sustainable and Interoperable Digital Identity (SIDI) Hub. Interoperability is crucial for a fair and inclusive digital society. By coordinating the digital identity activities already underway, and defining a governance structure for digital identity credentials, the SIDI Hub is helping accelerate the path to […]

Call for Participation: Demonstrate Interoperability of your CAEP Implementations

Published December 21, 2023, revised January 6, 2024. Note: The deadline for indicating interest in the CAEP Interoperability Event has been extended from January 6, 2024 to January 12, 2024. The OpenID Foundation, in partnership with Gartner, would like to invite you to participate in an interoperability event where different implementers can demonstrate the compatibility […]

eKYC & Identity Assurance Interop Event Update

The eKYC and Identity Assurance (eKYC & IDA) working group is developing extensions to OpenID Connect that standardize the communication of assured identity information, i.e., verified claims along with trust framework and assurance level as well as information about how and when the verification was done. The core of that work has become OpenID Connect […]

OpenID Connect Federation Specification Resulting from a Year of Implementation Experience

The OpenID Foundation held three interop events for implementations of the OpenID Connect Federation specification during 2020. The learnings from each were used to iteratively refine the specification after each round, just as we did when developing OpenID Connect itself. The current specification is the result of the iterative rounds of improvement, informed by the […]

OpenID Connect Federation Draft Incorporating Feedback from First Interop Event

The OpenID Connect Federation specification has been updated to incorporate feedback from developers participating in the first OpenID Connect Federation interop event, which was held online in June 2020. The primary change is to use either signed request objects (JAR) or pushed authorization requests (PAR) for client authentication of automatic registration requests. The new draft […]

Growing list of OpenID Connect libraries available

The list of publicly available OpenID Connect libraries is growing, with implementations available for numerous development platforms and environments, including Drupal, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. See the Libraries page for a list of OpenID Connect libraries, as well as libraries implementing the related JSON Web Token (JWT) and JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) […]

OpenID Connect Specs Incorporating Developer Feedback

Since we posted in July about the availability of preliminary OpenID Connect specifications, developers have been building implementations and submitting feedback on the specs.  The specs have been revised to incorporate their feedback.  A new map of the specs is as follows: The biggest difference you’ll notice is that there is now only one spec to implement for “Minimal” […]