[OpenID board] Update from OpenID Switzerland Local Chapter

Nat sakimura at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 23:32:53 UTC 2010

Congratulations Robert!

I think we should take the story to the web. Should we?

=nat at Tokyo via iPhone

On 2010/04/02, at 21:49, Robert Ott <ott at jnet.ch> wrote:

> Hello from OpenID Switzerland  (OpenID Local Chapter),
> I just want to share some information on what happened in the first  
> quarter 2010 on the topic OpenID here in Switzerland.
> Geneva OpenID & OWASP Application Security Forum 2010
> We see that the term OpenID gets more and more a topic in  
> Switzerland. We had a public OpenID and OWASP event called "Geneva  
> Application Security Forum 2010" in Geneva, Switzerland on March 4th  
> which was a huge success. See also at:
> - http://www.openid.ch/en/2010/03/praesentationsfolien-des-geneva-2010-openid-event/
> - http://www.citadelle-electronique.net/2010/03/geneva-application-security-forum-un.html
> We aimed to bring about 50-80 people together and we ended up (after  
> increasing the conference room two times) with more than 250  
> registered people and more than 200 attending. We realized that  
> there is a demand for people in the topics strong authentication in  
> conjunction with OpenID / OWASP.
> A big THANK-YOU to Sylvain Maret (Swiss French Area Delegate for  
> OpenID Switzerland) and Antonio Fontes (OWASP Geneva Local Chapter)  
> and many others for all the preparation work before, at, and after  
> the event. We also thank Yubico which sponsored 200 YubiKey's (http://www.yubico.com 
> ) to deliver strong authentication OpenID capabilities with  
> YubiKey's for ALL attending users.
> SuisseID goes OpenID
> It is also a pleasure to inform you that the project ‘SuisseID goes  
> OpenID” of Clavid got accepted for funding by the SuisseID project j 
> ury in order to provide easy-to-use OpenID capability for SuisseID.  
> SuisseID is the national e-ID of Switzerland launched on May 1st 2010.
> Every owner of a SuisseID is therefore capable to use OpenID with   
> SuisseID. That gives direct access OpenID enabled sites using the  
> strong authentication possibility of SuisseID. As a result, the  
> SuisseID can be used for thousands of web sites already enabled for  
> OpenID.
> Just one month before the actual SuisseID launch, Clavid’s OpenID se 
> rvice is already fully SuisseID enabled and therefore the first publ 
> ic  online service supporting SuisseID.
> For additional information go to the Clavid web site at clavid.com/suisseid
> Videos on how to use SuisseID with OpenID are available at Vimeo
> What Swiss People Wish from OpenID
> We asked some people what they would expect from OpenID. Many of  
> them stated that they wish that more BIG internet services would  
> accept OpenID as relaying parties. Names such as Google, Yahoo,  
> LinkedIn, XING, etc. got especially named that they should allow  
> users to use their OpenID to access such services. Many people do  
> also not recognize that Facebook is already a BIG OpenID relying  
> party because there is no 'Login with OpenID' button on the  
> Facebook's login screen. If the OIDF could talk to responsible  
> people at those companies and convince them about allowing OpenID  
> based login to their services, I think many people would appreciate  
> it.
> That's about it from Switzerland for the 1 quarter 2010
> Robert Ott, OpenID Switzerland
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