Independent, Federated Digital Identity Management Solution ID4me announces Public Beta at CloudFest 2019

Open, privacy-friendly Single Sign-On protocol to manage multiple logins online

  • Beta launch of the ID4me protocol with founding members DENIC, 1&1 IONOS, Open-Xchange
  • Hackathon, keynote and technical bootcamp at Cloudfest
  • ID4me protocol to fix the login process for businesses, public sector and users

Brussels, Belgium – March 19, 2019 – ID4me AISBL announces today the launch of their global and independent Single Sign-On (SSO) protocol. 

ID4me is a not-for-profit organization that uses and extends open standards to provide a federated protocol for digital identity management. The ID4me initiative was created by members of the open source software, domain and hosting industry to provide internet users with a privacy-friendly identity. ID4me is the solution to make it easy to provide safe, privacy friendly logins needed for a modern- day web-presence combined with digital marketing and integrated SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tools. CloudFest, held from March 25 to 29, 2019 in Rust, Germany [1], is the perfect partner and venue to evangelize the ID4me protocol within the global cloud and hosting industry and beyond.

Managing logins and digital identities across multiple sites and applications on the internet is a frustrating experience for users and site owners alike. The industry has been waiting for a simpler Single Sign-On solution. Website owners who are curious about this revolutionary technology and want to implement ID4me can find the documentation and open protocol on the ID4me Website:

ID4me Chairman Andreas Gauger, one of the pioneers in “aaS” (Application as a Service) and co-founder of the first hosting company in Germany, will reveal a secret and powerful conversion and retention killer that is typically not discussed in marketing and management meetings during his keynote on March 26, 2019 at CloudFest’s Ballsaal Berlin venue space [2].

During the bootcamp session “Fixing the login – Onboard and Retain Customers At Ease!“ on March 27, at CloudFest’s Circus Celebration venue space, Alexander Schwertner, Domain Industry Consultant at ID4me, and Pawel Kowalik, Head of Product Owners Domains at 1&1 IONOS, will talk about the current cumbersome and broken login process and will demonstratehow the ID4me solution can simplify the customer authentication experience [2].

The ID4me team will demo the open protocol and the latest plugins that were developed during the CloudFest Hackathon [3].




About ID4me 

ID4me AISBL is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, with the goal to promote a federated approach to Single Sign-On and Digital Identity Management.

ID4me stands for an open Internet providing a globally available, open, federated, secure and privacy-friendly Single Sign-On protocol, which fully adheres to applicable data protection and security standards. The protocol is domain-based, using the Internet’s hierarchical naming system DNS as its underlying identifier technology, and combining it with the well-established OpenID Connect and OAuth standardsinto a unique solution.

The founding members of ID4me are 1&1 IONOS SE (, DENIC eG ( and Open-Xchange AG (

Since launching the ID4me prototype in early 2018, further members and supporters have joined the initiative. Industry associations such as eco − Association of the Internet Industry, the Domain Name Association, or the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) are supporting the ID4me initiative.

Press contact 

Katja Speck
General Manager

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