Recommendation ITU-T Y.2724 describes a framework for the support and use of the IETF open authorization protocol (OAuth) and the OpenID protocol in the context of next generation networks (NGNs). Both protocols have been defined for general use on the worldwide web.

The heightened security and identity management requirements of NGNs require careful restriction of the above protocols. This Recommendation explains the applicability of these protocols to NGNs and provides high-level guidelines for their use.

The companion Recommendation ITU-T Y.2723, "Support for OAuth in next generation networks" provides a detailed set of NGN profiles.