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End-User Authentication

OpenID Connect performs authentication to log in the end-user or to determine whether the end-user is already logged in. The Authorization Endpoint is responsible for authenticating the end-user.

There are some mandatory and optional parameters defined in the OpenID Connect specification that should be used when performing an authentication request based on the authentication flow.

End-user authentication can be done in two main ways.

  1. Traditional request

    When using the traditional authentication request, the client has to pass the required parameters to invoke the Authorization Endpoint based on the authentication flow.

  2. Request Object

    When using the request object, it should be associated with either one of the following additional parameters.

    • request parameter
    • request_uri parameter