OpenID Connect is here! – An Identity Layer on the internet

Celebrate! OpenID Connect 1.0 Final is here! After four and half years, or six years if we include the time needed to start the working group, finally, OpenID Connect is released as final. Like I have been explaining many times in this blog, OpenID Connect is something that forms “the …

Count Up API

As part of the PEAFIAMP project, we are supposed to come up with a way to provide the service providers (SP, RP) to find out how many times the service was provided to the entity. Note that I used entity and not identity here. An entity may have any number …

Registration of Attribute Server to the Authorization Server

  As part of the PEAFIAMP project, we are now working on the Attribute Server – Authorization Server introduction. Here, “introduction” is done in the following steps: SP requests certain attributes to the authorization server, using the standardized (registered) vocabulary. Authorization server, since it does not yet know where the …

More on the privacy enhancement project (now PEOFIAMP)

When I wrote the previous post (US$1.5M project to bolster the privacy and security of the cyberspace), the English name of the project was not yet determined. Now we have one. Privacy Enhancement for Open Federated Identity/Access Management Platforms (PEOFIAMP). Here is some more details translated from Japanese research prospectus. (Note, …

US$1.5M project to bolster the privacy and security of the cyberspace

National Institute of Informatics (NII), University of Tokyo, University of Kyoto, and Nomura Research Institute have jointly won a funding from Ministry of Communication with regard to privacy and security enhancement of the cyberspace through SAML and OpenID Connect. The funding is approximately US$1.5M. The project lead is Prof. Nakamura of NII. …