Today is an important day for digital identity, since OpenID Connect has been approved as a final specification.
As those of you who follow this blog know, widely-available secure interoperable digital identity is the key to enabling easy-to-use, high-value cloud-based services for the devices and applications that people use. OpenID Connect fills the need for a simple yet flexible and secure identity protocol and also lets people leverage their existing OAuth 2.0 investments.
Microsoft is proud to be a key contributor to the development of OpenID Connect, and of doing our part to make it simple to deploy and use digital identity across a wide range of use cases. I look forward to seeing everything that people will make happen with it!
Alex Simons (@Alex_A_Simons)
Director of PM