Back during this year’s WWDC, Apple had a string of new updates and features to announce, one of which was its new “Sign in with Apple” feature. However, The OpenID Foundation has voiced its objection to the sign-in feature, beseeching the fruit company to make crucial changes to it.
According to OpenID’s findings, the open standard found several flaws and security risks that would place an “unnecessary burden” on both OpenID Connect and Sign in with Apple. Specifically, OpenID’s grievance with the way Apple is leveraging the latter’s sign-in protocol with its own.
OpenID request to Apple are as listed below:
- Address the gaps between Sign In with Apple and OpenID Connect based on the feedback.
- Use the OpenID Connect Self Certification Test Suite to improve the interoperability and security of Sign In with Apple.
- Publicly state that Sign In with Apple is compatible and interoperable with widely-available OpenID Connect Relying Party software.
- Join the OpenID Foundation.
Apple’s new sign-in protocol is expected to rollout with iOS 13 later this year. For now, it’s still in beta, which gives the fruit company more than enough time to make OpenID’s requested amendments. That is, assuming it does accept the invitation.