No Oscars, But OpenID Connect Launch Receives International Raves


This past Wednesday, February 26th, the OpenID Foundation, it’s members and the OpenID Connect Working Group successfully launched the OpenID Connect standard in the US, Europe and Japan. The launch generated press coverage at RSA in San Francisco and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This was made possible by you; our members, contributors. Thanks for a successful launch and reaching this important milestone.

Below is the OpenID Connect launch coverage to date:

February 27, 2014

InfoWorld
Google, Microsoft, Salesforce back OpenID Connect — but it’s not enough
Despite big-name support, newly finalized OpenID Connect protocol is a security building block, not a silver bullet
http://www.infoworld.com/t/identity-management/google-microsoft-salesforce-back-openid-connect-its-not-enough-237258

The Register
OpenID Foundation launches XML-free ID handler
OpenID Connect spec touts simpler messaging http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/27/openid_foundation_launches_xmlfree_id_handler/

heiseDeveloper
OpenID Connect als Standard ratifiziert
Der von Unternehmen wie Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom und Salesforce.com ausgearbeitete Standard soll über kurz oder lang
OpenID 2.0 im Web ablösen – auch dank der ungemeinen Popularität von OAuth..
http://www.heise.de/developer/meldung/OpenID-Connect-als-Standard-ratifiziert-2126073.html

Help Net Security
OpenID Foundation launches the OpenID Connect Standard
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16445

Golem.de
OpenID Connect fertiggestellt
http://www.golem.de/news/authentifizierung-openid-connect-fertiggestellt-1402-104838.html

Cnews
Мобильные операторы заменят пароли номером телефона
http://www.cnews.ru/news/top/index.shtml?2014/02/26/562446

DataNews
Des opérateurs sortent une alternative ‘sûre’ à Facebook Connect
http://datanews.levif.be/ict/actualite/des-operateurs-sortent-une-alternative-sure-a-facebook-connect/article-4000539065405.htm

Nikkei ITPro
グーグル、マイクロソフトが採用する「OpenID Connect」の仕様が最終承認
http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/NEWS/20140227/539966/?top_tl1

dig.no
OpenID tar ny sats
http://www.digi.no/927406/openid-tar-ny-sats

February 26, 2014

ZDNet
Cloud-era authentication infrastructure taking shape
Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, GSMA, UK, welcome final OpenID Connect spec in effort to scale ID services across cloud, mobile
http://www.zdnet.com/cloud-era-authentication-infrastructure-taking-shape-7000026718/

ZDNet
Deutsch Telekom on cutting edge for ID management, mobile log-ins
German company puts faith in OpenID Connect to secure infrastructure, integrate SSO with partners
http://www.zdnet.com/deutsch-telekom-on-cutting-edge-for-id-management-mobile-log-ins-7000026717/

SecureIDNews
OpenID Connect enables online identity
http://secureidnews.com/news-item/openid-connect-enables-online-identity/

TechCrunch
OpenID Connect Identity Protocol Launches With Support From Google, Microsoft & Others
http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/26/openid-foundation-launches-openid-connect-identity-protocol-with-support-from-google-microsoft-others/

T.H.E. Journal
OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web
http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/02/26/new-openid-connect-standard-extends-digital-identities-across-the-web.aspx

SDTimes
The OpenID Foundation launches an authentication protocol
http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=68832&page=1

WSJ MarketWatch
The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard
http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=68832&page=1

Bloomberg
The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard
http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2014-02-26/asf8Wzgm0W00.html

telecompaper
OpenID members finalise OpenID Connect standard (subscription required)
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/openid-members-finalise-openid-connect-standard–998934

InformationWeek
‘Connect’: A Modern Approach to Mobile, Cloud Identity
Patrick Harding, CTO Ping Identity (contributed article)
http://www.informationweek.com/security/identity-and-access-management/connect-a-modern-approach-to-mobile-cloud-identity/d/d-id/1113894

InternetWatch
ID連携のAPI標準仕様「OpenID Connect」が承認される
http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20140227_637343.html

RELATED NEWS

Bloomberg Businessweek
Carriers Back Mobile-Based IDs to Match Google, Facebook Service
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-02-24/carriers-back-mobile-based-ids-to-match-google-facebook-service

FierceWireless
U.S. operators are MIA in the GSMA’s new Mobile Connect universal login program
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/us-operators-are-mia-gsmas-new-mobile-connect-universal-login-program/2014-02-24

LightReading
Operators See Eye-to-Eye on SIM-Based Security
http://www.lightreading.com/services-apps/mobile-services/operators-see-eye-to-eye-on-sim-based-security-/d/d-id/707918?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT

Rude Baguette
Mobile World Congress Day 1 Highlights – Connected Living, Samsung, Mobile Connect & Zuckerberg
http://www.rudebaguette.com/2014/02/25/mobile-world-congress-day-1-highlights-connected-self-samsung-zuckerberg-mobile-connect/

Mobile News
GSMA and operators to use mobile to protect digital security
http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2014/02/24/gsma-and-operators-to-use-mobile-to-protect-digital-privacy/

telecompaper
Orange to offer Mobile Connect across EMEA by 2015
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/orange-to-offer-mobile-connect-across-emea-by-2015–998177

OIDF MEMBER BLOGS AND NEWS RELEASES

Google Developers Blog
Welcome OpenID Connect
http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2014/02/welcome-openid-connect.html

GSMA
Leading Mobile Operators Unveil GSMA Mobile Connect Initiative to Provide Consistent and Interoperable Approach to Managing Digital Identity http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/leading-mobile-operators-unveil-mobile-connect-initiative/

Microsoft Active Directory Team Blog
OpenID Connect is Now Final!
http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/02/26/openid-connect-is-now-final.aspx

Microsoft – Mike Jones Self-Issued Blog
OpenID Connect Specifications are Final!
https://self-issued.info/?p=1191

Matias Woloski – Auth0 Blog
OpenID Connect specs are final! (with links to open source implementations)
http://blog.auth0.com/2014/02/26/openid-connect-final-spec-10/

Nat Sakimura
OpenID Connect is here! – An Identity Layer on the internet
http://nat.sakimura.org/2014/02/26/openid-connect-is-here/
OpenID Connect リリース~インターネットのアイデンティティ層
http://www.sakimura.org/2014/02/2277/

Ping Identity CTO Blog
Now, OpenID Connect is Real (and ratified)
https://www.pingidentity.com/blogs/cto-blog/2014/02/now-this-morning-openid-connect-became-real.html