[OpenID board] Lydia Varmazis: representing PayPal on the OpenID Foundation Board

Don Thibeau don at oidf.org
Mon Aug 17 12:12:32 UTC 2015

OpenID Foundation Board 

Please welcome Lydia Varmazis  <https://www.linkedin.com/in/lydiavarmazis>Paypal's representative on the OpenID Foundation Board replacing Raj Mata. 

Don Thibeau
The OpenID Foundation <http://openid.net/>

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From: Don Thibeau <don at oidf.org>
Subject: representing PayPal on the OpenID Foundation Board
Date: August 17, 2015 at 8:08:02 AM EDT
To: "lvarmazis at paypal.com" <lvarmazis at paypal.com>


Thank you for representing PayPal on the OpenID Foundation Board. Paypal has been a sustaining, board level member, since the early days of the foundation. 

The main work of the foundation, as a standards development organization, is found the work groups outline below.  Earlier this year, the OpenID Foundation introduced self certification, the legal assurance of technical conformance to the OpenID Connect standard and its registration at the OIX registry. The Board believes self certification is an important building block in realizing the additional security and privacy protections enabled by the adoption of OpenID Connect.

The Board plans to continue adding value to self certification by extending the OpenID Connect test suite to include relying party testing. This is important to Foundation as it accelerates the adoption of OpenID Connect by making available additional trust measures that ensure the quality control and assurance to identity providers and relying parties alike. 

The fall of 2015 provides time for these new tests to be tested by industry leaders like Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Ping Identity and others who share an interest in building a highly reliable, low cost, test suite available for all. The Executive Committee and Board plans to finalize self certification costs, pricing and other operational elements in advance of the planned launch of relying party self certification at RSA 2016.

I will follow this with an updated board meeting schedule. I look forward to briefing you in further detail later this week.

Don Thibeau
The OpenID Foundation <http://openid.net/>

OpenID Connect: <http://openid.net/wg/connect/>  The OpenID Connect WG is finalizing the next set of OP self-certification tests and a first set of RP test requirements,

MODRNA <http://openid.net/wg/mobile/>: This WG  will develop a profile of OpenID Connect intended for use by mobile network operators (MNOs) providing identity services to RPs and for RPs in consuming those services as well as any other party

HEART: The HEART Working Group <http://openid.net/wg/heart/> will develop specifications that enable an individual to control the authorization of access to RESTful health-related data sharing APIs, and to facilitate the development of interoperable implementations of these specifications by others

RISC <http://openid.net/wg/risc/>: A Risk and Incident Sharing Collaboration of specific commercial threats, with complementary plans to explore pilots/trust frameworks,

ACCOUNT CHOOSER <http://openid.net/wg/ac/>: Account Chooser is a technique to improve the user experience for logging into a website. This site is for a working group sponsored by the OpenID Foundation to define standards for account choosers.

NATIVE APPS <http://openid.net/wg/napps/>: Exploring models for sharing best practices via curation of libraries of reference implementations,

iGOV: Proposed profiling of OpenID Connect for multiple governments applications,

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