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OpenID Connect™ Certification for Trivore Identity Service

News 20/09/2019

OpenID Connect™ Certification for Trivore Identity Service

By Kari Mattsson on September 20th, 2019

Trivore Corporation has on August 26, 2019 certified that Trivore Identity Service 3.0 conforms to the Basic OP, Implicit OP, Hybrid OP, and Config OP profiles of the OpenID Connect protocol.

The OpenID Connect certification is a big step for Trivore and our customers. With this certification, the users of  Trivore Identity Service can easily leverage the industry-leading standard Identity Provider in their applications. This makes development faster, applications safer, and provides a great deal of ease-of-use for end-users.

What is OpenID Connect?

OpenID Connect 1.0 is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It allows Clients to verify the identity of the End-User based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server, as well as to obtain basic profile information about the End-User in an interoperable and REST-like manner.

OpenID Connect allows clients of all types, including Web-based, mobile, and JavaScript clients, to request and receive information about authenticated sessions and end-users. The specification suite is extensible, allowing participants to use optional features such as encryption of identity data, discovery of OpenID Providers, and session management, when it makes sense for them.

Why Does OpenID Connect Matter?

OpenID Connect has become the leading standard for single sign-on and identity provision on the Internet. Its formula for success: simple JSON-based identity tokens (JWT), delivered via OAuth 2.0 flows designed for web, browser-based and native / mobile applications.

OpenID Connect, published in 2014, is not the first standard for Identity Provider (IdP), but, in our opion, the best in terms of usability and simplicity, having learned the lessons from past efforts such as SAML and OpenID 1.0 and 2.0.

About Open ID Foundation

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) promotes, protects and nurtures the OpenID community and technologies.

The OpenID Foundation is a non-profit international standardization organization of individuals and companies committed to enabling, promoting and protecting OpenID technologies. Formed in June 2007, the foundation serves as a public trust organization representing the open community of developers, vendors, and users. OIDF assists the community by providing needed infrastructure and help in promoting and supporting expanded adoption of OpenID. This entails managing intellectual property and brand marks as well as fostering viral growth and global participation in the proliferation of OpenID.

About Trivore Corporation

Founded in 2001, Trivore Corporation crafts identity-driven enterprise software for business-critical applications. Trivore serves demanding customers – both enterprises and public sector actors – that need robust and scalable enterprise solutions for business-critical applications. Trivore is the Identity Authority™.