KDDI started supporting OpenID

According to their news release, the second largest telco in Japan, KDDI, has started supporting OpenID and payment service using the identifier obtained through OpenID Assertion. March this year, NTT docomo started to support OpenID. KDDI together with docomo covers approximately 68% of the Japanese population, 78% of the Mobile phone users.

OpenID TechNight #6

“OpenID TechNight vol.6”, a technical seminar hosted by OpenID Foundation Japan (OIDF-J) took place on May 28, 2010 at NRI. Here is the summary: Introduction – Tatsuya Katsuhara (NRI) Some introduction to Identity and Web Identity Technology, the history of OpenID and OAuth etc. OpenID Sessions OpenID and Extensions: Nobu Matake, Chair, OIDF-J Translation/Education […]

NTT docomo now an OpenID Provider

The largest mobile operator in Japan,┬áNTT docomo, which covers approximately 50% of Japanese population, started offering OpenID authentication on March 9, 2010. Every docomo user has an identifier called i-modeID. Using this, users can single sign-on to mobile sites using docomo handsets, making one-click payment and other authenticated actions. These kind of features fueled the […]

What is Identity?

From this morning, there is a thread going on on Identity Commons mailing list (identity gangs) on “What is Identity?”. The thread started off by quoting Kim Cameron’s definition of Digital Identity. Digital Identity: the digital representation of a set of claims made by one digital subject about itself or another digital subject. Then, Bob […]