Get to know OpenID
OpenID is an easy and safe way for people to reuse an existing account and user profile from an identity provider, for example Apple, Google, or Microsoft to sign-in to any OpenID-enabled applications and websites without creating a new registration and password. You choose the provider, such as Google and enter your Gmail address and password to sign-in.
With OpenID, you control how much of your user profile information is shared and you will be asked for your consent to share that profile with the application or website during sign-in.
Using OpenID, your password is authenticated with your identity provider, and that provider then confirms your identity to the application or website. Applications and websites do not collect, store, or manage your password.
Furthermore, OpenID is an open-source community, it is decentralized and not owned by any entity. Anyone can choose to use an OpenID and/or become an OpenID Provider for free without having to register or be approved by any organization.
Learn about OpenID Connect
For developers, it provides a secure and verifiable answer to the question “What is the identity of the person currently using the browser or mobile app that is connected?” Best of all, it removes the responsibility of setting, storing, and managing passwords which is frequently associated with credential-based data breaches.