OpenID Connect enables online identity
Identity standards aren’t sexy. Biometrics, encryption apps and systems that enable high-assurance authentication get much of the attention but standards that make all these technologies work across the Internet are a necessity. OpenID is one of these underlying technologies and the latest version of the standard – OpenID Connect – has been ratified as an official standard by the OpenID Foundation members. Internet and mobile companies have implemented OpenID Connect worldwide, including Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, Salesforce, Ping Identity, Nomura Research Institute, mobile network operators, and other companies and organizations. The standard will be built into commercial products and implemented in open-source libraries for global deployments. The team that has helped create OpenID Connect is one composed of rivals. Google, Microsoft and others, all competitors working to try and solve the digital identity problem, says Don Thibeau, executive director of the OpenID Foundation. The mobile operators are also on board with the GSMA and its 650 mobile network operators endorsing OpenID Connect. – Source -secureidnews-2014.