OpenID Connect is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol, which allows computing clients to verify the identity of an 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. The term REST-like manner indicates that the software architectural style within the distributed hypermedia system adheres to a coordinated set of architectural constraints applied to the components, connectors, and data elements. In technical terms, OpenID Connect specifies a RESTful HTTP API, using JSON as a data format.
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