Foundation gathering, open sourcing ID technology

The OpenID Foundation is quietly gathering technology and open source projects in hopes of establishing a neutral location where enterprises can get vetted identity resources separated from the financial interest of vendors.

On Monday, the Foundation showcased its newest addition, a message bus technology called Backplane, which was developed by Janrain and Echo… Read the whole post here>>

ProgrammableWeb Adds Backplane

This Week ProgrammableWeb added the Backplane Protocol APIs to their website in it’s post: “100 New APIs: Google Commerce Search, Intel and Human.io”. The right up that they did about the Backplane Protocol is below, or you can read the full post here.

Backplane JavaScript API: The Backplane JavaScript Library runs in an end user’s browser and mediates communication between Backplane-enabled Widgets on the page and the Backplane Server. The Backplane JavaScript Library provides an API for developers that assures it will be the first library to load on the page to make it possible for other scripts to use its subscription functionality.

Backplane Server API: The Backplane Server is an independent orchestrator of the message interchange between Backplane Clients and may serve multiple independent buses. Once the Backplane client has been recognized as authenticated and the buses specified then the server will continue through the authorization grant. The API uses OAuth2 and HTTP basic authentication and returns messages in JSON format.

Bringing Backplane Up Front

Over the last month, we have been sharing Backplane with the world.

Backplane is a framework to facilitate interaction between multiple independent client and server side parties in the context of a browser session.

In short, it allows multiple widgets on a page to interoperate with each other using an open standard.

Backplane is very important to the healthy growth of the independent, open social web. It was first dreamed up by Khris Loux, Echo’s CEO and breathed into life by Vlad Skvortsov our VP of Engineering, Philippe Cailloux our COO and myself as VP of Strategy. [Read more…]