Today we announced some exciting news to the identify community. Janrain is joining the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) which is a non-profit organization dedicated to building trust in the exchange of online identity credentials across public and private sectors. As Bill Piwonka, our VP of Marketing puts it: As a founding member of the OpenID Foundation, it’s only natural that Janrain becomes a member of OIX and we are excited to do so.
We have always been committed to the open source movement and the belief that our industry can come together to create the standards and framework necessary to instill trust in the strength of security, privacy and operational policies for all parties involved when authenticating a user’s identity online. We have a storied history in supporting the mission of OIX and OIDF, so this makes a lot of sense for everyone.
In 2005, we became an active participant in the OpenID community and was instrumental in developing the open source libraries which today power the majority of the websites accepting OpenID logins. Janrain was also involved in forming the OpenID Foundation, an organization seeking to advance the market for this technology. As the leader in online user management and identity, we will continue to contribute our experience and global presence to assist OIX in expanding an international network of trust frameworks.