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OpenID Connect is an optional standardization of identify and profile data on top of OAuth 2.0 when OAuth is used for authentication.

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What is the proper flow for authentication?

I'm tasked with migrating a group of .Net WebForms applications from a current custom username/password login scheme to an oauth2/openid connect based authentication and authorization. This specific ...
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MS Active Directory vs OpenId Connect?

I have to setup a user authentication system which shall be used for more than one application. Coming from Windows background, Microsoft Active Directory came to mind naturally. But I have heard ...
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How to properly deal with different user-facing login mechanisms?

I'm wondering if it's possible to deal with a login mechanism that is dependent on the user identifier. For example, the user can have access using OpenId, OAuth or token. But how can we "help" the ...
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How does the authorization work after authentication using OpenID Connect

Suppose that a client gets an ID token and access token from the auth server after successful authentication. The client now sends a request to the application server (request contains access token ...
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Is Browser based flows required for most IdP based Authentication standards?

I'm going to apologize in advance for the rambling nature of this question, I've read a lot about SAML and OIDC and other standards, just trying to understand why browsers seem to be so essential for ...
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OIDC Hybrid flow

I'm trying to understand the Hybrid flow of OIDC. Am I correct in thinking that an authentication request is made to the authorization endpoint, which then responds with the authorization code, id ...
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Bypassing OpenID Connect audience claim with implicit grant

As an example, let's look at how authentication works with Kubernetes: Specifically, let's focus on what the api server does. To authenticate the request, it: Verifies that the JWT signature is ...
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Authorization on OAuth2 application that is both Client and Resource Server

I am trying to understand how would an application which uses OAuth2 (OIDC) server implement access control to its own resources. In this case, the application is both 'Client' and 'Resource server' ...
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Auth0 vs Firebase = oidc vs Firebase Tokens

I am trying to choose between Auth0 and Firebase as my identity provider. I am building a SPA with a Backend API and I would like to use Auth0 or Firebase for all the logic regarding users/passwords/...
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OIDC - what is the point of two separate tokens - access and id?

I struggle to understand why don't we just have a single token that serves both purposes - authorisation and authentication? In some sense, the access token does more than just authorisation. It also ...
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Token Exchange at a REST API Gateway to federate authentication while maintaining detailed authorization (think ABAC) within the API?

I'm on the verge of creating a service within our resource server that would exchange an externally generated access token for an internally generated access token. However, this feels wrong. I have ...
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Why does OpenID Connect (“OIDC”) use a `nonce` claim instead of the `jti` registered claim

According to the spec, OpenID Connect uses nonce as the registered claim name, but RFC 7519 already includes a registered claim named jti for this same purpose. Was this an oversight, or was there ...
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Web application making a call to a REST API when already authenticated

I'm new to ASP.NET Core and OpenID connect/AzureAD, so I'm looking for some validation (or otherwise) of my approach. Extensive reading/googling over the last couple of weeks while I've been learning ...
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Open ID Connect: Second ID-Token only has “sub” attribute

I am implementing a customer-IAM solution using WSO2 Identity Server 4.5.1. One of the (few) applications integrating with me via Open ID connect has discovered an unexpected behaviour, and I need ...
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Is passing claims about the user in an access token “abusing” OpenID Connect?

First, let me assure you that I have read a number of posts on the topic before asking this question, but I am still confused and would appreciate more insights. So, here's the premise: There is a ...
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Non-standard OIDC flow: How safe is this?

I have been made aware of an application, at a client, that claims to use OIDC to authenticate users. This is however done via a non-standard flow that I find hard to assess from a security standpoint....
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Implicit flow login from SPA

Looking at the implicit flow to login with https://github.com/IdentityModel/oidc-client-js and https://github.com/IdentityServer/IdentityServer4.Samples/tree/release/Quickstarts/7_JavaScriptClient . ...
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Why isn't PKCE encouraged for Single-Page Apps?

A lot of services today still recommend the implicit flow for an OpenID Connect/Oauth2 token exchange when developing Single-Page Apps. (See Okta, Google, Auth0) Some newer guidance out there points ...
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OpenID Connect, OAuth2, and deleted accounts

If I use OpenID Connect or OAuth2 for authentication, and a customer deletes his/her OAuth2 provider (Facebook) account, how can I safely associate a new authentication with a different OAuth2 ...
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OAuth2 Implicit Flow. Additional protection for access_token from interception

We have a one-page JavaScript application that authenticates the user on our server using the OAuth 2.0 protocol (and the AddId-Connect add-in). After authentication, the server issues an access_token ...
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OAuth2 Implicit Flow and silent autologin by Windows Identity. Possible new attack vectors?

We have a typical Single-Page js application that authenticates to our own authentication server using the OAuth 2.0 protocol (and the OpenId-Connect add-in). The customer sent a request to implement ...
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Protecting frontend code for SPA + Restful API with OIDC

I've got an Angular 1 SPA with a Restful API that I'd like to restrict access to. As I understand, typically the OIDC Implicit flow is designed just for this. However, I consider the frontend SPA code ...
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Does the OpenID Connect Core specification incorrectly define the OpenID Provider and Relying Party in terms of human participants?

There are a few important definitions in the OpenID Connect Core specification that refer to a human participant, and at first glance it would seem that OpenID Connect only applies in cases where ...
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Security implication of sending my id token to a service instead of an auth token

Due to API issues with Azure OpenId Connect I have the following workflow with a web app and web service. I control both. Web app living in Azure generates an id_token Web app sends id token as ...
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How can an end-user verify the authenticity of a third-party authentication provider's login form

Given the ubiquitous use of third party authentication providers in web apps today, how can end-users verify the authenticity of the login forms that collect their credentials? What's to stop a ...
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OpenID Connect: How to maintain a single sign-on experience between multiple web clients of the same umbrella application?

I'm considering how to take a fairly complex tiered application with multiple web apps that delegate back to the same application server, and migrate it to use OIDC authentication with auth code flow. ...
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Is there an use-case for checking the signature of an id_token using a js-app or a native-app

Let's say I am developing an client-based application for android/ios or a javascript application for any browser. To identify a user, I'll use OpenIdConnect with the implicit flow. The IDP will ...
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OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 and “fake” official apps

My question mostly pertains to OpenID Connect, but can be applied to OAuth 2.0 as well. When it comes to an OpenID Connect Client doing the "authorize" dance with the OpenID Connect Provider, the ...
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localStorage vs. HTTP-Only Cookies + XSRF: Is either better when it comes to XSS?

If I were to implement a common OpenID Connection pattern on a SPA, I might have the following relationship: Auth server <-----------> Client (browser) <-----------> App API server The ...
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Preventing CSRF with implicit flow and JWTs?

I'm reading through openid connect document ATM and it says: Put into a browser cookie the ID token can be used to implement lightweight stateless sessions. IIUC we want to avoid using cookies in ...
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Authentication providers for applications with no internet connection

I have an interesting use case where users need to authenticate to applications running in environments that might not have internet access or even access to an authentication server. Administrators ...
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Using the authorization code grant without using cookies?

I've been reading up on this for months and it seems like the whole thing could converge on what I'm summarizing below. I'm trying to arrive at the most ideal: OAuth2 OpenID Connect SPA / Mobile ...
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Is it ok to write OidC Bearer token to log?

During development we added to error logs details of http requests, including headers, to have better understanding for error investigation. Our architect pointed that we should not place sensitive ...
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c_hash claim in id_token and IdP MixUp mitigation

My understanding is that the c_hash claim in the id_token is used to prevent IdPMixUp attacks (http://openid.net/2016/07/16/preventing-mix-up-attacks-with-openid-connect/). I have two doubts: is the ...
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Security differences between fb connect and openid connect

I've been reading a lot about why plain oauth is bad for authentication, and one needs to at least build on top of it to reach an acceptable level of security. That got me looking at the major ...
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Why can’t I use query Response Mode with id_token Response Type (“implicit” flow)?

Although I think OpenID 2.0 is a cleaner and better authentication protocol than OpenID Connect, I have to implement an OpenID Connect IdP. One point I like in OpenID 2.0 is that the IdP can return a ...
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What web authentication protocol?

I need to implement a web-based authentication protocol so users I know can be given access to a third-party web application. I will work with the developers of that web application to implement both ...
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OAuth: Long running access in downstream systems - how to refresh token?

In case of OAuth2 and OpenID Connect user authorized AppA to access AppB service. Now AppB needs to access AppC and it uses the bearer token received from AppA (suppose the scope of that token ...
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Is it possible to analyze real Single Sign-On (SSO) messages via network sniffing?

I am thinking how to gain and analyze the information in the real SSO (request/response) messages, for some commercial SSO solutions. The challenge is that most commercial SSO solutions are black-box ...
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Is JSON web token further secured in OpenID, and how?

I have read the details of pure JSON web token (JWT), and found that it is signed (e.g. by SHA256) but not encrypted. Hence, attack can read the sensitive information by decoding the header and ...
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How do I correctly use CORS with OpenID Connect?

There seems to be a number of questions on several blogs, Q&A sites, and comments that ask variants of the question: How do I correctly use CORS with OpenID Connect? The context of these ...
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Who is the special OpenID Connect URL “self-issued.me” issued to, and is it a risk?

OpenID Connect defines a special use case for self-issued.me and it's registered overseas to what I assume is a fictional name. What is the risk of someone owning this domain w.r.t. OpenID Connect? ...
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When does OpenID Connect return JSON?

Whereas OAuth2 doesn't explicitly define which token type to use, OpenID Connect defines an API and data format to perform OAuth2 authorization flows. What are the occasions in which a JWT is ...
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Is there any reason the Well-Known OpenID discovery endpoint is not signed?

Unlike WS-Federation/WS-Trust metadata, the OpenID discovery endpoint is not signed. This results in a number of threats that are possible on this endpoint. Is there any justification in not signing ...
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Why is OAuth2/OpenID Connect considered less secure than SAML/WS-*?

The prevailing notion seems to be that OAuth2 and OpenID Connect are considered less secure than SAML/WS-Federation. From what I gather, it comes down to encryption - i.e. the fact that OAuth2/Open ID ...
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Openid connect nonce replay attack

The openid connect specification adds a nonce parameter to the authorize endpoint, which must be echoed back as a claim in the id_token. It claims that the purpose of this parameter is to prevent ...
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Is CORS ever needed during any aspect of OAuth / OpenIDConnect Authentication?

I'm looking at OpenIDConnect authentication and trying to determine if either "simple CORS" or "complex CORS" is ever leveraged during authentication or authorization. Background A Simple CORS (...
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OpenID Connect Standard: Authorized Party azp Contradiction

In the OpenID Connect spec the azp (authorized party) claim seems to have a contradiction. In the ID token definition section 2 it says: azp OPTIONAL. Authorized party - the party to which ...
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Is it reasonable to allow Google sign-in for people who signed up “normally”?

I've been thinking - let's say a user signs up for your site in the "standard" way. That is, they enter an e-mail address, maybe a user name, and a password, and complete the sign-up process. Is it ...
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What is the security benefit of using PostMessage instead of a callback URL in OAuth/OIDC?

Of all the issuers I've found, (Facebook, Twitter, Azure AD, etc) only Apple's CloudKit has the feature of "post message" as a callback (unless it's buried in the other's SDK) Here is a screenshot of ...