June 7, 2013
Proposed Second OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts Published

OpenID logoToday marks another significant milestone towards completing the OpenID Connect standard. The OpenID Foundation has announced that the 45 day review period for the second set of proposed Implementer’s Drafts has begun. The working group believes that these are stable and complete drafts. They are being proposed as Implementer’s Drafts, rather than Final Specifications at this time, because of the dependencies on some IETF specifications that are still undergoing standardization – primarily the JSON Web Token (JWT) specification and the JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) specifications underlying it.

An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification intended for implementation and deployment that provides intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification. These updated drafts are the product of incorporating months of feedback from implementers and reviewers on earlier specification drafts, starting with the previous Implementer’s Drafts, including feedback resulting from several rounds of interop testing. Thanks to all of you who have been working towards the completion of OpenID Connect!

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One Response to “Proposed Second OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts Published”

  1. The OpenID Connect SDK reaches an important milestone | NimbusDS Blog on 13 Jun 2013 at 8:19 am #

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