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What is OpenID Connect?

It is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It allows Clients to verify the identity of the End-User based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server, as well as to obtain basic profile information about the End-User in an interoperable and REST-like manner.
OpenID Connect is a tool in the User Management and Authentication category of a tech stack.

Who uses OpenID Connect?

Companies
16 companies reportedly use OpenID Connect in their tech stacks, including Biting Bit, Goopy, and technology-we-use.

Developers
40 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenID Connect.

OpenID Connect Integrations

OAuth2, Spring Security, JSON Web Token, WSO2 Identity Server, and SimpleSAMLphp are some of the popular tools that integrate with OpenID Connect. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with OpenID Connect.

Blog Posts

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OpenID Connect Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenID Connect?
OAuth2
It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.
Okta
Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.
Auth0
A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
Amazon Cognito
You can create unique identities for your users through a number of public login providers (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also support unauthenticated guests. You can save app data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline.
Spring Security
It is a framework that focuses on providing both authentication and authorization to Java applications. The real power of Spring Security is found in how easily it can be extended to meet custom requirements.
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OpenID Connect's Followers
62 developers follow OpenID Connect to keep up with related blogs and decisions.