OIDF: Overview and Update of Key Internet Identity Protocols: OpenID Connect, Backplane and Account Chooser

  • TYPE: Workshop DATE: May 14, 2013 TIME: 09:00-13:00
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A high level overview of the protocol, and an explanation of why major technology companies have standardized on it including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc. We will discuss how the functionality of OAuth 2.0 to create OpenID Connect. The session will also review the new Backplane Exchange and Account Chooser protocols and discuss the security problems of websites that run their own password based login systems.

  • Don Thibeau, Executive Director OpenID Foundation, and Axel Nennker, DT, will provide an overview of the OpenId Foundation protocols.
  • Mike Jones, Microsoft, and Nat Sakimura, NRI, will brief on the status of OpenID Connect Working Group.
  • Greg Keegstra, JanRain, will brief on the status of Backplane Working Group.
  • Jonathan McPhie Google, will brief on the status of Account Chooser Working Group




Greg is head of Strategic Alliances for Janrain where he works with identity providers, ISVs and services partners to create social identity solutions for the enterprise.  Greg has a background building consumer online services, including software development, business development, product...

Jonathan McPhie has been a Product Manager at Google since 2007. His current work involves improving Google Accounts and other identity related work. His past projects at Google include Google+ (where he led efforts on privacy), Personalized Search, Mobile Search, and Google Talk. Prior to...

Axel Nennker is employed by a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom "Telekom Innovation Laboratories", short T-Labs. The focus of his current work for T-Labs is the Future Mobile Wallet that integrates user identity, payment, ticketing etc on mobile devices with hardware (SIM/UICC) security support and...

Nat Sakimura is the research lead on Digital Identity at Nomura Research Institute (NRI). He has been working on digital identity and privacy for the past decade. His main theme cosinstently has been to empower the people with the digital identity so that they can live happily and peacefully in...

Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit organization of leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX is helping to build solutions to roadblocks for...

Continuing Education Credits

After attending this block you will be able to:

  • Define the current markets where identity data is kept and describe their market potential.
  • Describe current state of the open identity data market.
  • Explain the benefits that information sharing through listings, directories, registries, and exchanges have on emerging markets.
  • Define the benefits an information sharing registry would have on the open identity data market.

Completion of the workshop qualifies for 4 Group Learning based CPEs

Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Learning Level: Intermediate
Field: Computer Science

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