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Linux Foundation launches Janssen project to rebuild online trust with cloud IAM platform

Idemia and BioID represent biometrics industry on technical steering committee
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Linux Foundation launches Janssen project to rebuild online trust with cloud IAM platform

The Janssen Project has been launched by the Linux Foundation to develop a cloud native identity and access management software platform prioritizing security and performance, based on Gluu Server.

The platform is conceived of as benefiting from robust signing and encryption functionalities to address the fundamental challenge of online trust.

The project’s Technical Steering Committee is made up of representatives from BioID and Idemia, along with F5, Couchbase and Gluu.

The Gluu Server has passed more OpenID self-certification tests than any other platform, according to the announcement. The Janssen software has also been shown scalable to over a billion authentications per day with Kubernetes auto-scaling and persistence advances to handle the most demanding requirements.

“Trust and security are not competitive advantages–no one wins in an insecure society with low trust,” said Mike Schwartz, Chair of the Janssen Project Technical Steering Committee and CEO of Gluu. “In the world of software, nothing builds trust like the open source development methodology. For organizations who cannot outsource trust, the Janssen Project strives to bring transparency, best practices and collective governance to the long-term maintenance of this important effort. The Linux Foundation provides the neutral and proven forum for organizations to collaborate on this work.”

“BioID’s biometric authentication service provides GDPR compliant, device independent, 3D liveness detection and facial recognition APIs, supported out-of-the-box by the Janssen project. Exposing BioID’s capabilities via OpenID Connect makes sense in many cases, especially as part of the rollout for a large organization.  The availability of a high-quality open source implementation of OpenID Connect gives us more options to build products and to expand the options for our customers to deploy our technology,” said Alexander Werner, software engineer at BioID and Technical Steering Committee member.

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