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First published on CloudBlogs on Feb, 26 2014

Howdy folks,

Today is an important day for digital identity, since OpenID Connect has been approved as a final specification.

As those of you who follow this blog know, widely-available secure interoperable digital identity is the key to enabling easy-to-use, high-value cloud-based services for the devices and applications that people use.  OpenID Connect fills the need for a simple yet flexible and secure identity protocol and also lets people leverage their existing OAuth 2.0 investments.

Microsoft is proud to be a key contributor to the development of OpenID Connect , and of doing our part to make it simple to deploy and use digital identity across a wide range of use cases.  I look forward to seeing everything that people will make happen with it!

Best regards,

Alex Simons (@Alex_A_Simons)

Director of PM

Active Directory