Open Badge Factory

General plugins (Local) ::: local_obf
Maintained by Jouni Suorsa, Heidi Wikman, Mika Veljo, Antti Koskinen
Issue Open Badges created in Open Badge Factory from Moodle, and display badges issued to users.

Open Badge Factory 0.3.5

Moodle 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9
Released: Saturday, September 5, 2020, 1:03 AM

Open Badge Factory -plugin

Open Badge Factory is a cloud platform that provides the tools your organization needs to implement a meaningful and sustainable Open Badges system.

With the local_obf plugin you can issue Open Badges created in Open Badge Factory. To use the plugin, you need an account on (You can register for free, see for details about different service levels).


0.3.5 Fixed a bug that caused 'Completing a set of activities' fail in Moodle 3.5

For developers

See the project README

How to install

Moodle 2.7, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1 and up:

  1. Install the zip via Moodle's plugin page. Select "local" as the type of the plugin. (alternative: unzip to moodle's local subdirectory)
  2. Update the database using the notifications page
  3. Complete the Post install steps

Totara 11.0 and greater

Totara Learn does not include an add-on installer, all additional plugins must be installed manually by server administrators.

  1. Download plugin from
  2. Unzip the file into the Totara installation directory.
  3. By using a site administrator account, go to Site administration → Notifications and upgrade Totara database
  4. Complete the Post install steps

Post install

To connect to Open Badge Factory, the plugin needs a request token or API key.

To generate the required API key, log in to Open Badge Factory. When logged in, navigate to Admin tools > API key. On the API key -page click on Generate certificate signing request token.

Copy the generated token into OBF Moodle plugin settings, in Site administration > Open Badges > Settings.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, Moodle 3.8, Moodle 3.9

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type General plugins (Local)

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder in the "local" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation.