Membership Benefits

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) was formed in June 2007 to serve as a public trust organization representing a global community of independent developers, industry leaders and users. The OpenID Foundation is the steward of the OpenID intellectual property and brand marks and a leader in global adoption of open internet identity standards.

Work with industry thought-leaders and make the Internet a better place.


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Benefits of Membership

  • SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP provides a board seat and the opportunity to steer the Foundation
  • DISCOUNTED certification fees and the opportunity to participate in beta tests
  • COLLABORATE with competitors and partners to develop pragmatic multi sector industry standards in an open-IP structure
  • GAIN EARLY INSIGHT into market requirements to enhance existing services and launch new products
  • BUILD EXPERTISE in work groups with other developers, architects, and technical experts
  • SHARE COSTS in work group research and interoperability testing of complex technical problems in internet identity
  • EARLY INFLUENCE on the adoption of key internet identity standards and their certification, testing and registration



Membership is open to all interested in the development, adoption and protection of open internet identity standards. If you or your organization would like to help OpenID make the Internet a better place, become involved and join the Foundation. In order to complete the registration process, you will be required to ‘click through’ the membership agreement. You may review the membership agreement here.


Please note new membership dues went into effect July 1, 2021


Membership Tiers

OpenID Foundation has a tiered membership structure. Tier and membership dues are as follows:

Individual level $50
Non-Profit Organization & Government Level $250
Organization with 1-25 Employees Level $1,000
Organization with 26-100 Employees Level $5,000
Organization with More than 100 Employees Level $20,000
Sustaining Organization level $50,000