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OpenLDAP vs OpenID Connect: What are the differences?

What is OpenLDAP? An open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is a free, open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Lightweight Directory Access is an application protocol that is used to crosscheck information on the server end.

What is OpenID Connect? An authorization framework. It is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It allows Clients to verify the identity of the End-User based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server, as well as to obtain basic profile information about the End-User in an interoperable and REST-like manner.

OpenLDAP and OpenID Connect can be primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" tools.

MIT, Impossible Software, and Navigos group are some of the popular companies that use OpenLDAP, whereas OpenID Connect is used by HENNGE, Bluestem Brands, and Kobalt Music. OpenLDAP has a broader approval, being mentioned in 13 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to OpenID Connect, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is OpenID Connect?

It is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It allows Clients to verify the identity of the End-User based on the authentication performed by an Authorization Server, as well as to obtain basic profile information about the End-User in an interoperable and REST-like manner.

What is OpenLDAP?

It is a free, open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Lightweight Directory Access is an application protocol that is used to crosscheck information on the server end.

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What are some alternatives to OpenID Connect and OpenLDAP?
OAuth2
It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.
Okta
Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.
Auth0
A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
JSON Web Token
JSON Web Token is an open standard that defines a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is digitally signed.
Amazon Cognito
You can create unique identities for your users through a number of public login providers (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also support unauthenticated guests. You can save app data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline.
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