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In the Final Stretch of Launching OpenID Connect

After 4 years of painstaking (and occasionally painful) collaboration among industry competitors, we are a few weeks away from launching OpenID Connect at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, in Tokyo via OpenID Foundation Japan and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the GSMA. This is an important milestone in the evolution of online identity providing [...]

It Takes a Village to Raise an Ecosystem

On August 21, 2013, SecureKey, an OIX Executive board member, announced it had been awarded a contract by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide the cloud-based authentication infrastructure for the new Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX).  I congratulated Andre Boysen, SecureKey’s Chief Marketing Officer, on winning a contract that could send ripples across the identity ecosystem. [...]

The Elephant in the Room

To paraphrase a newcomer to the online identity space on her first exposure to the NSTIC IDESG Plenary process in Phoenix: there was an elephant in the room…the lack of elephants in the room. She became immediately skeptical of what could get done at the conference, and left dissatisfied in her investment in time. I’m afraid [...]

Bucking the Four Horsemen: OIX holds first Public-Private Partnership Summit with O5 Countries

The Open Identity Exchange played host to nearly 40 leading industry actors and government officials responsible for implementing identity assurance in the US, UK, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, and New Zealand Thursday morning at the first OIX-O5 Summit on Public-Private Partnerships in Internet Identity. Our roundtable discussion paired government officials with their private sector partners in pilot/alpha [...]