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Financial Data and Technology Association and OpenID Foundation in Global Agreement

Not-for-profits to campaign jointly on open finance initiatives The OpenID Foundation (OIDF), the international standardisation organisation which maintains a standard known as the Financial-grade API (FAPI), and the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA Global), the global trade association for companies working to promote ‘open finance’ and best practise financial data sharing, have signed a […]

Proposed Revisions to OpenID IPR Policy Document

Dear OpenID Foundation Members, Over the last year, the OpenID Foundation Executive Committee and the Board of Directors undertook a comprehensive update to key OpenID Foundation policy and legal documents to ensure they are current. As part of this update, proposed updates to the IPR Policy were made. The changes were unanimously approved by the […]

How do working groups work?

As the scope of the OpenID Foundation’s work has expanded and the number of working groups and participants has grown, we periodically get questions about how OpenID Foundation working groups work. I’ve created a new “How do working groups work?” page to provide readily available answers to some of these frequently asked questions. This content […]

The UK Open Banking Implementation Entity Adopts the OpenID Foundation Financial-Grade API (FAPI) Specification & Certification Program

The 2018 Identiverse Conference provided a timely catalyst for representatives of the OpenID Foundation and the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) to announce their collaboration on the Financial-grade API (FAPI) specification. The Identiverse stage provided an ideal venue to emphasize the importance of building on the award winning OpenID Certification Program to enable future self-certification of […]

OpenID® Trademark and Service Mark License

The OIDF board recently voted to adopt an OpenID Trademark and Service Mark License policy. The following are some of the guidelines regarding acceptable uses of OIDF trademarks outlined in the license: The owner of OIDF marks must be clearly identified as the “OpenID Foundation”. For example, “OpenID® is a trademark (registered in numerous countries) […]

Leveraging OpenID within an IDaaS Model

Good presentation last week at CIS 2012 from Vikas Jain on the scenarios for leveraging OpenID for IDaaS models. There are many emerging applications for using OpenID in this way and Vikas talks about a number of use cases for the Enterprise including: Front-end authN into IDaaS using OpenID SSO to OpenID Protected Apps from […]

OpenID Foundation 2012 Community Board Member Election

This is to announce the 2012 election of OpenID Foundation community board members. The Foundation plays an important role in the evolution of Internet identity technologies. Those elected will help determine what role the OIDF should play in helping facilitate faster and broader adoption of open standard identity systems. Last year four community board members […]

Announcing the redesign of openid.net

As the US government considers OpenID as a vehicle for citizen engagement, it became time for the OpenID Foundation’s website to receive similar consideration. For some time, the site has been neglected and ignored — serving primarily as a resource for developers, with little regard paid to people just learning about digital identity. The new […]

Introducing Don Thibeau: the OpenID Foundation’s new executive director

The OpenID Foundation is happy to introduce Don Thibeau as our new executive director. Don is taking over from Bill Washburn who helped get the Foundation off the ground. Even with the substantial momentum that OpenID has gained already in 2009, Don has his work cut out for him beyond our two main priorities of […]

Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board with a commitment to better user experience

Today we’re excited to join Facebook’s Mike Schroepfer in announcing that they have joined the OpenID Foundation’s board as a sustaining corporate member. Luke Shepard, a key member of Facebook’s Platform and Connect teams and a huge internal advocate for OpenID, has been selected as their representative and joins the current board of seven community […]