The OpenID Connect protocol is the successor to the OpenID protocol for federated identity. It is an extension of the OAuth protocol.

OpenID Connect requires the following:


The core OpenID Connect protocol is implemented in the SimpleID\Protocols\Connect\ConnectModule module. This module is enabled by default.

The OpenID Connect module automatically enables the required OAuth modules for its operation.

Additional modules related to the OpenID protocol are set out in the table below.

Module Description Enabled by default?
SimpleID\Protocols\Connect\ConnectClientRegistrationModule Implements OpenID Connect dynamic client registration No
SimpleID\Protocols\Connect\ConnectSessionModule Implements OpenID Connect session management No

User configuration

User information

One of the objectives of the OpenID Connect protocol is to supply information about the user to the requesting app or web site. Therefore the protocol is only useful if you store your user information under the userinfo object in the user file. For example, you can store your name and e-mail address as follows:

name: "Jane Citizen"
email: ""


In order for apps and web sites to discover your SimpleID installation, you will need to set up WebFinger. The SimpleID distribution includes a simple WebFinger server. See the WebFinger page for further information on how to set this up.

Alternatively, if you wish to run your own WebFinger server, you will need to point the relationship for each user to your SimpleID server.

Client configuration

Registering clients with SimpleID

Configuring clients

Clients that use WebFinger for discovery will automatically obtain the configuration information required to connect to SimpleID. If a client does not use WebFinger, you will need