[OpenID board] Update from OpenID Switzerland Local Chapter
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Fri Apr 2 23:32:53 UTC 2010
I think we should take the story to the web. Should we?
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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
> 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
> That's about it from Switzerland for the 1 quarter 2010
> Robert Ott, OpenID Switzerland
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