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    oidc-provider is an OAuth 2.0 Authorization Server with OpenID Connect and many additional features and standards implemented.

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    Implemented specs & features

    The following specifications are implemented by oidc-provider. Note that not all features are enabled by default, check the configuration section on how to enable them.

    The following draft specifications are implemented by oidc-provider.

    Updates to draft specification versions are released as MINOR library versions, if you utilize these specification implementations consider using the tilde ~ operator in your package.json since breaking changes may be introduced as part of these version updates. Alternatively acknowledge the version and be notified of breaking changes as part of your CI.


    OpenID Certification
    Filip Skokan has certified that oidc-provider conforms to the following profiles of the OpenID Connect™ protocol

    • OP Basic, Implicit, Hybrid, Config, Dynamic, Form Post, and 3rd Party-Init
    • OP Back-Channel Logout and RP-Initiated Logout
    • OP FAPI R/W MTLS and Private Key


    auth0-logo If you want to quickly add OpenID Connect authentication to Node.js apps, feel free to check out Auth0's Node.js SDK and free plan at auth0.com/developers.


    If you or your business use oidc-provider, or you need help using/upgrading the module, please consider becoming a sponsor so I can continue maintaining it and adding new features carefree. The only way to guarantee you get feedback from the author & sole maintainer of this module is to support the package through GitHub Sponsors. I make it a best effort to try and answer newcomers regardless of being a supporter or not, but if you're asking your n-th question and don't get an answer it's because I'm out of handouts and spare time to give.

    Get started

    You may check the example folder or follow a step by step example to see which of those fits your desired application setup.

    Also be sure to check the available configuration docs section.

    Documentation & Configuration

    oidc-provider can be mounted to existing connect, express, fastify, hapi, or koa applications, see how. The provider allows to be extended and configured in various ways to fit a variety of uses. See the documentation.

    const { Provider } = require('oidc-provider');
    const configuration = {
      // ... see available options /docs
      clients: [{
        client_id: 'foo',
        client_secret: 'bar',
        redirect_uris: ['http://lvh.me:8080/cb'],
        // + other client properties
    const oidc = new Provider('http://localhost:3000', configuration);
    // express/nodejs style application callback (req, res, next) for use with express apps, see /examples/express.js
    // koa application for use with koa apps, see /examples/koa.js
    // or just expose a server standalone, see /examples/standalone.js
    const server = oidc.listen(3000, () => {
      console.log('oidc-provider listening on port 3000, check http://localhost:3000/.well-known/openid-configuration');


    Collection of useful configurations use cases are available over at recipes.


    Your oidc-provider instance is an event emitter, using event handlers you can hook into the various actions and i.e. emit metrics or that react to specific triggers. In some scenarios you can even change the defined behavior.
    See the list of available emitted event names and their description.


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