Gluu Joins OpenID Foundation

Gluu, a leader in open source cloud identity, today announced it has joined the OpenID Foundation to help develop, promote and extend the soon-to-be released suite of OpenID Connect standards which will simplify the online experience by eliminating the need for multiple usernames and passwords, and will give individuals more control over the release of their personal information.

“Gluu is excited to be a member of the OpenID Foundation,” said Gluu CEO Michael Schwartz. “The new OpenID Connect standard under development will provide a ubiquitous identity layer on the Internet. It will enable not just single sign-on to websites, but new possibilities in open social networking.”

Joining the OpenID Foundation will give Gluu the opportunity to meet, exchange views, and collaborate with peer organizations in the identity space. In addition to participating in the OpenID Connect standard, especially with regard to extending the standard to support multi-party federations, Gluu is interested in starting a new working group to enable people and organizations to share data using OpenID based technology.

“As a leader in the newly evolving personal data ecosystem, Gluu brings unique expertise and key market insights to the Foundation” said Don Thibeau, executive director of the OpenID Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome Gluu as our newest member and the opportunity it brings to share in their knowledge of this exciting new application of OpenID”.

Gluu’s open source project, OX, has one of the most comprehensive OpenID Connect implementations for Java. The project includes software for both “OpenID Providers” and for “Relying Parties” (for example websites or mobile applications). Gluu’s has participated in the OC3 interop, and results for its OX software can be found at the OpenID Connect Interop. Also, for more information about the roadmap and design goals of Gluu’s OX project, visit Gluu’s blog.

About Gluu:
Gluu ( is an Austin, TX startup that provides open source and on demand cloud identity and trust management. Gluu leverages standards such as OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0, and SCIM to make achieving single sign-on (SSO) secure and easy. Deployed quickly on public and private cloud servers, Gluu’s On Demand cloud identity platform addresses the installation and operational issues of an organizational identity provider at one predictably low annual cost.

About OpenID:
The OpenID Foundation is an international non-profit 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.

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