The OpenID Connect SDK reaches an important milestone

This month we reached an important milestone by releasing version 2.1 of the OAuth 2.0 SDK with OpenID Connect extensions. At present this is the most comprehensive Java library for designing client and server apps aiming to adopt the new open standard for web + mobile single sign-on (SSO), which is about to go into its second implementer’s draft, and hopefully a final release by the end of 2013 or beginning 2014.

OpenID Connect is actually a whole suite of specs, based on the core OAuth 2.0 RFC. In its current release the SDK covers the following cornerstone documents:

  • The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework (RFC 6749)
  • The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework: Bearer Token Usage (RFC 6750)
  • OpenID Connect Messages, draft 20.
  • OpenID Connect Standard, draft 21.
  • OpenID Connect Discovery, draft 17.
  • OpenID Connect Registration, draft 19.
  • OAuth 2.0 Multiple Response Type Encoding Practices, draft 08

The success of the Nimbus JOSE + JWT library was great inspiration to us, and we hope that the OpenID Connect SDK will follow in its footsteps, to become at least just as useful and reliable, not only for our own products, like the Connect2id server, but to the broader developer community as well.