OpenID Connect

See also: OpenID

OpenID Connect (OIDC) is an authentication layer on top of OAuth 2.0, an authorization framework.[1] The standard is controlled by the OpenID Foundation.


OpenID Connect is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol, which allows computing clients to verify the identity of an 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. In technical terms, OpenID Connect specifies a RESTful HTTP API, using JSON as a data format.

OpenID Connect allows a range of clients, including Web-based, mobile, and JavaScript clients, to request and receive information about authenticated sessions and end-users. The specification suite is extensible, supporting optional features such as encryption of identity data, discovery of OpenID Providers, and session management.[1]


Organizations that have started to use OpenID Connect include 10Duke,[2] Amazon,[3] Centrify,[4] the Chilean government,[5] Deutsche Telekom,[6] Google,[7] IBM,[8] Janrain,[9] Microsoft,[10] Okta,[11] OneLogin,[12] Ping Identity,[13],[14] The Nomura Research Institute of Japan[15] and VMware.[16]

See also


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  2. 10Duke Identity Provider, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  3. OpenID Connect Support for Amazon Cognito, 2014, Jeff Barr, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. Custom OpenID Connect applications, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  5. OpenID Connect en ClaveÚnica, 2016,
  6. OpenID Connect @ Deutsche Telekom, 2014, Dr. Torsten Lodderstedt, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  7. OpenID Connect, 2016, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  8. OpenID Connect, 2016, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  9. "Janrain Supports OpenID Connect".
  10. OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 support in Azure Active Directory has GA’d!, 2014, Alex_Simons, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  11. OpenID Connect, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  12. Onelogin Supported Platforms and Standards, 2016, Leif Brown, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  13. OpenID Connect, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  14. Inside OpenID Connect on, 2014, Pat Patterson, Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  15. "The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard".
  16. "vmware/lightwave". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
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