[Openid-specs-fapi] Invitation to the OpenID Foundation & Open Banking Financial-grade API (FAPI) Conformance and Certification Workshop – Monday, April 27, 2020

OpenID Foundation Director director at oidf.org
Tue Apr 21 11:54:27 UTC 2020

This is a reminder to register for the OIDF & OBIE workshop next Monday, April 27th if you have not done so. Registration is required to participate. Thank you.

From: OpenID Foundation Director
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 3:19:37 PM
To: openid-specs-fapi at lists.openid.net
Subject: Invitation to the OpenID Foundation & Open Banking Financial-grade API (FAPI) Conformance and Certification Workshop – Monday, April 27, 2020

As highlighted in a recent blog<https://openid.net/2020/03/13/flatten-the-curve-openid-foundation-virtual-workshops-to-continue-momentum-and-progress/>, the OpenID Foundation remains committed to providing its members and the community at large updates on Working Groups as well as other current digital identity topics like open banking.

This is to invite you to the first of these workshops is in partnership with the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE). On Monday, April 27, 2020 the Foundation and OBIE will host a virtual workshop focused on Financial-grade API (FAPI) conformance and certification.

Registration is required for this workshop so please do so by Thursday, April 23, 2020: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-banking-conformance-certification-workshop-tickets-101721477678

The primary audiences for this workshop are ASPSPs, TPPs and vendors (TSPs) supporting the UK Open Banking (OBIE) Standard. We also encourage those that developing or supporting a related standard based on the Financial-Grade API (FAPI) profile to also participate.

The goals of this workshop is to update participants on the latest developments in both the OIDF Financial-Grade API (FAPI) profile and the OBIE Standard:

  *   Update participants on the latest developments in both the OIDF Financial-grade API (FAPI) profile and the OBIE Standard.
  *   Demonstrate the respective conformance tools and the benefits of certification
  *   Provide participants with help and support in using these tools.
  *   Encourage a greater number of certifications.
  *   Ultimately to help grow the open banking ecosystem, enhancing security and benefits for participants and end customers.

The OpenID Foundation is developing workshops with other liaison partners. Information will be published in the coming week.

Stay safe,

Don Thibeau

OpenID Foundation Executive Director

Workshop Agenda

Time (UK)



§  Notes


14:00 - 14.10


Don Thibeau (Chair OIDF)
@Chris Michael (OBIE)

§  Why conformance and certification is critical

§  Current status of FAPI and OBIE certifications

PART 1 - OpenID Foundation’s Financial-Grade API (FAPI) Working Group

14.10 - 14.20


Nat Sakimura (OIDF)

§  Vision for the FAPI profile and conformance tools, including global context

14.20 - 14.30

The FAPI and CIBA profiles

Daniel Fett (OIDF, Yes.com)

§  High level functionality of latest drafts of FAPI and CIBA

§  Future planned updates

14.30- 15.00

Conformance Tool Demo

@Joseph Heenan (OIDF, Fintech Labs)

§  Online demo of the tool

§  Including App-App tests

§  Including RP tests

15.00 - 15.15

Q&A on the specifications and tools


15.15 - 15.30


PART 2 - UK Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE)

15.30 - 15.40

Summary of the OBIE Standard

@Freddi Gyara (OBIE)

§  Summary of Functional APIs and DCR

§  Different approaches to use of OBIE Directory and eIDAS certificate validation

15.40 - 16:10

Conformance Tool Demo

@Julian Coombes @Glyn Jackson (OBIE)

§  For AIS, PIS, CBPII and DCR

16.10 - 16.25

Q&A on specifications and tools



16.25 - 16.45

Open discussion on issues and suggestions from the audience


§  What is blocking/stopping certification?

§  What else can OBIE/OIDF do to help?

16:45 - 17:00

Summary and next steps

@Chris Michael (OBIE) Don Thibeau and Nat Sakimura (OIDF)

§  Recap

§  Call to action for ASPSPs to disclose/share plans/timing for certification for FAPI, CIBA, DCR

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