OpenID Connect was ratified as a standard by its membership on February 26, 2014. OpenID Connect provides a lightweight framework for identity interactions in a RESTful manner. It was developed under the OpenID Foundation and has its roots in OpenID, but it was greatly affected by OAuth 2.0.
Note The announcement by the OpenID Foundation regarding the launch of the OpenID Connect standard is available at: http://openid.net/2014/02/26/the-openid-foundation-launches-the-openid-connect-standard/.
A Brief History of OpenID ...