Overview#OpenID Connect is an Endpoint that provides a standardized REST API for identity attributes.
The Userinfo_endpoint is an OAuth 2.0 Protected Resource that returns Claims about the authenticated End-User. To obtain the requested Claims about the End-User, the OAuth Client makes a request to the Userinfo_endpoint using an Access Token obtained through OpenID Connect Authentication. These Claims are normally represented by a JSON object that contains a collection of name and value pairs for the Claims.
The Userinfo_endpoint MUST support the use of the HTTP GET and HTTP POST methods defined in RFC 2616.
The Userinfo_endpoint is a regular OAuth 2.0 resource that returns a JSON document when fetched via HTTP. The OAuth Client constructs an HTTPS "GET" request to the Userinfo_endpoint and includes the Access Token in the Authorization Header.
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- OpenAM Endpoints
- OpenID Connect
- OpenID Connect Claims
- OpenID Connect Endpoints
- OpenID Connect Profile for SCIM Services
- OpenID Connect Scopes
- OpenID Connect Standard Claims
- OpenID Connect Use Cases