Important notice about SecAppDev 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 (Corona), with deep regret, we feel bound to postpone SecAppDev 2020 indefinitely. While there have been no official instructions to postpone events such as ours or reduce travel, both attendees and speakers have informed us that they are unable to attend SecAppDev.

We hope everyone in SecAppDev stays healthy, and wish everyone the best for the coming months.

SecAppDev 2020 Lecture Details

A practical introduction to OIDC (and OAuth 2.0)

Dominick Baier
Wednesday March 11, 11:00 - 12:30
Short description

OIDC and OAuth 2.0 have become the de facto standard to implement authentication and authorization in modern applications. This session introduces their features, such as authentication, sessions, and protocol flows.


OpenID Connect (OIDC) is a modern authentication protocol designed to solve the authentication needs of web and native/mobile applications. It functionally replaces its predecessors like SAML, WS-Federation, and Kerberos. Technically, OIDC is an implementation of OAuth 2.0, which also gives you API access control in a single interaction. These features make it very attractive for modern security architectures. This session introduces the basics of OIDC like authentication, session management, and protocol workflows.

Key takeaway

The purpose and role of OIDC and OAuth 2.0 for securing modern applications

Content level


Target audience

Anyone planning to build, design or secure API-based applications



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Dominick Baier

Dominick Baier

Independent consultant,

Dominick Baier is an independent consultant specializing in identity & access control. He helps companies around the world designing & implementing authentication and authorization for their distributed web and native applications. He’s the co-author of IdentityServer, which is the de-facto standard library for building OpenID Connect & OAuth 2.0 servers for the .NET Framework. He also co-founded PolicyServer, has written a couple of books, and regularly blogs on OAuth 2.0 and OIDC.

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