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Janrain pioneered Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) and leads the market it created. The company was founded in 2002, and has led the industry with notable innovations such as inventing social login, leading the formation of the OpenID Foundation, and launching the first cloud directory.

About Janrain

Today’s end-user consumers are digital natives - who have ever increasing expectations of seamless, secure and highly relevant digital experiences with the brands they trust.

To satisfy the digital native, brands must continuously innovate on their consumer’s experiences; or risk being leapfrogged by competitors, disintermediated by digital disruptors, or simply becoming obsolete in the minds of their end-users.

What if we started with the mindset that the consumer’s unique digital identity is the key to their connected world and, thus, is the most important thing they own?

What if we could unlock our consumer’s digital world with through their identity, seamlessly and securely?

The Janrain Identity Cloud® is able to achieve this by accelerating digital transformation, revealing new identity insights, all while ensuring privacy and security.

Janrain reaches over a billion digital identities across its network of the world’s most recognized brands, including Pfizer, Samsung, Philips, McDonald’s and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Leading brands choose Janrain for Customer Identity and Access Management

Our Vision

Janrain’s vision is to build the largest and most trusted digital identity network globally.

Our Mission for Digital Natives

Our mission for the digital-native consumer is to unlock their digital world through their identity, seamlessly and safely.

We believe that each customer’s unique digital identity is their key to their personally connected world, which makes their identity the most valuable thing they own.

Companies that treat each customer’s identity with the highest level of care will be the ones to earn their customers’ trust and loyalty.

Our Mission for Identity-First Brands

Our mission for our identity-first clients is to accelerate their digital transformation; deliver new insights; all while ensuring privacy and security.

We believe that brands must become “Identity First”; effectively starting with a digital identity strategy that involves properly managing the identities of their digital native consumers.

Our Values

Our strongest competitive advantage is our people. We have the strongest culture, which places people above all things.

Because we believe in “people power”, we lead with culture, followed by strategy, followed by execution.

We believe that we have the highest employee AND customer satisfaction in our industry.

See our company values here.

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A history of innovation


While at Yahoo! Larry Drebes conceives social login, beginning with Yahoo!, the largest registry of social identities


Janrain, Inc. founded by Larry Drebes


Larry Drebes begins working with Verisign, Microsoft and LiveJournal to establish the OpenID Foundation


Builds ecosystem for leveraging portable identities via OpenID and OAuth. Offers the only OpenID provider service (myOpenID) for end-consumers to establish an OpenID, with the focus on self-sovereign digital identity capabilities.


Janrain becomes the first CIAM provider to launch its services in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud.


Larry and four Janrain engineers help write the OpenID 2.0 specification, which launches the digital authentication industry we now operate in.

Janrain is the first to provide broadest security enhancements to OpenID including SSL certificates, Infocard integration, anti-phishing site verification tools, and phone-based two factor authentication.


First to offer OpenID-enablement products that allow organizations to accelerate website user registration and login while benefiting from the convenience and security of turnkey SaaS solutions, including social login via existing IDs (Facebook, Yahoo!, Google, etc.)


First to let brands collect, manage and leverage social profile data


Major e-commerce retailers, including Sears, Macy's, Diesel, RedPlum,, McDonalds, PetSmart, Wholefoods, Musgrave and Best Buy, select Janrain to enable third-party authentication for consumers


Launched industry's deepest ecosystem of technology integrations

Janrain begins pursuing Internet of Things use-cases


Janrain co-authors backplane protocol open standard for data sharing

First to launch identity services in Europe

First to add a vice president of privacy reporting to the CEO

Major insurance clients, including AGLA, RACWA, Lincoln Financial Group, Wawanesa Insurance, Standard Insurance Company, The Hartford Financial, Keytrade Bank and USAA select Janrain as their Identity Cloud partner.

Major manufacturing clients, including Philips, Coca-Cola, DPSG, Nestle, The Hershey Company, Constellation Brands, HTC and Samsung, select Janrain as their Identity Cloud partner.


First to power comprehensive registration across all digital devices

Janrain widens international reach with opening of new Asia Pacific office

Major travel and transportation clients, including Qantas, Schiphol, Avis, Gogo Air, Michelin travel partners and IHG select Janrain as their Identity Cloud partner.

Major media and entertainment clients, including Channel4, Rogers Communications, British Telecom, Cox Media Group, Financial Times of London, NBA, AMC Networks, Postmedia and Roularta, select Janrain as their Identity Cloud partner.


First registration platform at global marketing scale, processing millions of transactions per second

First to launch BI capabilities with native customer insights dashboard that helps companies know their customers and personalize their marketing programs, leveraging demographic, psychographic, and behavioral data

Janrain launches mobile registration, first solution for marketers to manage cross-device consumer identity.

Achieves ISO 27001 certification

Major banking and capital markets clients, including Mastercard, PayPal, Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Intuit, American Express, US Bank, NASDAQ, Singapore Exchange and Sallie Mae have selected Janrain as their Identity Cloud partner.


First flexible registration governance logic layer, supporting unlimited use cases

Launches first customer identity management platform in China

Janrain awarded with the TRUSTe certified privacy seal

Janrain reaches market leadership with top pharma, including Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, Janssen, Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Merck Serono and Sanofi, who select Janrain to advance not only the HCP's digital identity experiences, but the end-user patients experiences.


Only CIAM platform with segmentation capability

Janrain reaches 1 billion consumer identities worldwide

Janrain expands into Latin American market

Janrain receives clean SOC 2 Type II report reflecting its commitment to protecting customer data

Janrain achieves EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification

Janrain completes HIPAA / HITECH attestation assessment under AT Section 101, investing in leadership position in healthcare use cases

Quadrant knowledge solutions touts Janrain's technological superiority while Ovum consulting credits company's B2C focus and customer base with establishing the company's industry leadership

Major utilities and energy customers including Shell Global, IGS Energy, Nest Labs (MyEnergy), and Tamarack Valley Energy (Spur) select Janrain as their Identity Cloud partner


First CIAM vendor to be General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ready

First to launch customer-centric Consent Lifecycle Management to accelerate GDPR adherence

Janrain achieves leading availability of 99.999% availability across all services, positioning Janrain ahead of all its peers for mission-critical applications.

Janrain joins industry standards group Align Biopharma

Janrain reaches more than 1.5 billion identities

Janrain raises the bar for the most rigorous security certifications in CIAM industry

Introduction of first private groups capability for Janrain Identity Cloud®

First universal integration of CIAM event data with SIEM systems


Janrain launches next generation Customer Insights to help enterprises make sense of high-volume customer data

Janrain partners with Akamai to launch next-generation Secure Edge technology to protect companies and customers

1997 2018

The Janrain
Identity Cloud®

Our product offering

The first choice of global enterprises for mission-critical customer identity and access management, the Janrain Identity Cloud provides real-time identity management, identity security, and identity activation solutions that enable seamless and safe customer experiences across their digitally connected world, while providing enterprise organizations with deep customer insights.

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