Welcome to IdentityServer4 (latest)
IdentityServer4 is an OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 framework for ASP.NET Core.
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It enables the following features in your applications:
Authentication as a Service
Centralized login logic and workflow for all of your applications (web, native, mobile, services). IdentityServer is an officially certified
implementation of OpenID Connect.
Single Sign-on / Sign-out
Single sign-on (and out) over multiple application types.
Access Control for APIs
Issue access tokens for APIs for various types of clients, e.g. server to server, web applications, SPAs and native/mobile apps.
Support for external identity providers like Azure Active Directory, Google, Facebook etc. This shields your applications from the details of how to connect to these external providers.
Focus on Customization
The most important part - many aspects of IdentityServer can be customized to fit your needs. Since IdentityServer is a framework and not a boxed product or a SaaS, you can write code to adapt the system the way it makes sense for your scenarios.
Mature Open Source
IdentityServer uses the permissive Apache 2
license that allows building commercial products on top of it. It is also part of the .NET Foundation
which provides governance and legal backing.
Free and Commercial Support
If you need help building or running your identity platform, let us know
. There are several ways we can help you out.