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Y. Wilson, A. HingnikarSolving Identity Management in Modern Applicationshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5095-2_6

6. OpenID Connect

Yvonne Wilson1  and Abhishek Hingnikar2
San Francisco, CA, USA
London, UK

In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.

—Erik Erikson, German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase “Identity crisis,” from Identity: Youth and Crisis (1968)

As described in the previous chapter, OAuth 2.0 provides a framework for authorizing applications to call APIs, but isn’t designed for authenticating users to applications. The OpenID Connect (OIDC)i protocol provides an identity service ...

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