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OpenID Connect: The Identity Singularity

Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

OpenID Connect: The Identity Singularity

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Video will also be uploaded soon.


In-Person Attendance:

   The MIT Media Lab, E-15-383 Suite, 20 Ames St, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Online Attendance:

   Live Slides at

   Conference Call at 712.432.0900 access code 299132#

   Questions by Conference Call or Twitter Hashtag #OIDC or Direct Message @TrustFramework


  12:30pm  Dazza Greenwood and John Clippinger: Welcome and Overview and a special greeting by Don Thibeau, of The OpenID Foundation
  12:40pm Justin Richer Invited Talk on OpenID Connect
   1:15pm  Open Question Period Via Conference Call and Twitter
   1:30pm  Adjourn


Justin Richer, Lead Technologist at the MITRE Corporation, will provide a detailed walk through of OpenID Connect, an emerging standard for online identity management, followed by a question and answer session. Justin is an active member of the OpenID Foundation's OpenID Connect Working Group and the IETF's OAuth2 Working Group.

This invited talk at MIT's Media Lab is hosted by Professor Sandy Pentland and the Human Dynamics Group, and MC'd by Dazza Greenwood, with in-person participation limited to MIT affiliates.  If you are not an MIT affiliate, please register here to participate by live webcast, and the access information for video and/or phone will be sent to you shortly before the event. Dazza will include questions and feedback from the online audience as well as the in person participants. 

In addition to a technical walk through, the talk will also cover:

* History and Practice of OpenID Connect - how we got where we are today;
* How OpenID Connect is different from traditional OpenID, SAML and OAuth;
* Federated Identity at Internet Scale;
* Implementation Context: The MITRE Partnership Network business case; and
* Use of Business, Legal & Technical Trust Framework System Rules for OpenID Connect


For more background on OpenID Connect, please see Nat Sakimura's Nutshell explanation.


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