The OpenID Connect standard is launched

OpenID Connect is an official standard as of today. The specification was approved after voting by the OpenID Foundation and this marks the completion of the long and laboursome process to design and specify a new single sign-on (SSO) protocol for the Internet based on the successful OAuth 2.0 framework.

We began development of an OpenID Connect server for enterprises in early 2012 and want to thank everyone on the Connect, OAuth and JOSE workgroups for contributing to the standard and providing us with guidance on the many questions that we faced as we worked on the SDK and the Connect2id server.

The official announcement can be read on the foundation’s website.