ID4me joins the OpenID Foundation as a non-profit member and thus has the opportunity to help to determine the future of identity management as a contributor to one of the leading organizations in the global identity ecosytem.
The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) was formed in June 2007 to serve as a public trust organization representing a global community of independent developers, industry leaders and users. The OpenID Foundation is the steward of the OpenID intellectual property and brand marks and a leader in global adoption of open internet identity standards.
As a member of the OpenID Foundation, ID4me is in exchange with other members, receives an early insight into new or changing market requirements and builds expertise in work groups with other developers, architects and technical experts. An overview of all OpenID Foundation members can be found here.
ID4me chairman, Andreas Gauger, sums up the advantages of the membership: “With our membership, we can early influence on the adoption of key internet identity standards and their certification, testing and registration and this will be helpful for all our ID4me protocol users.”
“The OpenID Foundation welcomes ID4me to it’s growing list of members,” commented Don Thibeau, Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation. “The contributions of member organizations such as ID4me are helping define and deploy open, global, federated digital identity management systems. We look forward to ID4me engaging in OpenID Foundation working groups like the eKYC and Identity management as they plan for the adoption of this updated open identity standards.”
We are looking forward to exciting discussions, great events and helping to shape the future of identity management.