Dex is an identity service that uses OpenID Connect to drive authentication for other apps.

Dex acts as a portal to other identity providers through “connectors.” This lets dex defer authentication to LDAP servers, SAML providers, or established identity providers like GitHub, Google, and Active Directory. Clients write their authentication logic once to talk to dex, then dex handles the protocols for a given backend.

Dex implements the following connectors:

 

Namesupports refresh tokenssupports groups claimstatusnotes
LDAPyesyesstable
GitHubyesyesstable
SAML 2.0noyesstable
GitLabyesyesbeta
OpenID Connectyesno (#1065)betaIncludes Google, Salesforce, Azure, etc.
LinkedInyesnobeta
Microsoftyesyesbeta
AuthProxynonoalphaAuthentication proxies such as Apache2 mod_auth, etc.

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