Ory Kratos is the first and only cloud native Identity and User Management System in the world. Finally, it is no longer necessary to implement a User Login process for the umpteenth time!
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Ory Kratos is an API-first Identity and User Management system that is built according to cloud architecture best practices. It implements core use cases that almost every software application needs to deal with:
We highly recommend reading the Ory Kratos introduction docs to learn more about Ory Krato's background, feature set, and differentiation from other products.
The Ory community stands on the shoulders of individuals, companies, and maintainers. We thank everyone involved - from submitting bug reports and feature requests, to contributing patches, to sponsoring our work. Our community is 1000+ strong and growing rapidly. The Ory stack protects 16.000.000.000+ API requests every month with over 250.000+ active service nodes. We would have never been able to achieve this without each and everyone of you!
The following list represents companies that have accompanied us along the way and that have made outstanding contributions to our ecosystem. If you think that your company deserves a spot here, reach out to [email protected] now!
|Sponsor||Raspberry PI Foundation||raspberrypi.org|
|Sponsor||Cashdeck / All My Funds||cashdeck.com.au|
We also want to thank all individual contributors
as well as all of our backers
and past & current supporters (in alphabetical order) on Patreon: Alexander Alimovs, Billy, Chancy Kennedy, Drozzy, Edwin Trejos, Howard Edidin, Ken Adler Oz Haven, Stefan Hans, TheCrealm.
* Uses one of Ory's major projects in production.
To get started, head over to the Ory Kratos Documentation.
The Ory Kratos Quickstart teaches you Ory Kratos basics and sets up an example based on Docker Compose in less than five minutes.
Head over to the Ory Developer Documentation to learn how to install Ory Kratos on Linux, macOS, Windows, and Docker and how to build Ory Kratos from source.
We build Ory on several guiding principles when it comes to our architecture design:
Ory's architecture designed to run best on a Container Orchestration Systems such as Kubernetes, CloudFoundry, OpenShift, and similar projects. Binaries are small (5-15MB) and available for all popular processor types (ARM, AMD64, i386) and operating systems (FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Windows) without system dependencies (Java, Node, Ruby, libxml, ...).
Ory Kratos is an API-first Identity and User Management system that is built according to cloud architecture best practices. It implements core use cases that almost every software application needs to deal with: Self-service Login and Registration, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA), Account Recovery and Verification, Profile and Account Management.
Ory Hydra is an OpenID Certified™ OAuth2 and OpenID Connect Provider which easily connects to any existing identity system by writing a tiny "bridge" application. Gives absolute control over user interface and user experience flows.
Ory Oathkeeper is a BeyondCorp/Zero Trust
Identity & Access Proxy (IAP) with configurable authentication, authorization,
and request mutation rules for your web services: Authenticate JWT, Access
Tokens, API Keys, mTLS; Check if the contained subject is allowed to perform the
request; Encode resulting content into custom headers (
X-User-ID), JSON Web
Tokens and more!
Ory Keto is a policy decision point. It uses a set of access control policies, similar to AWS IAM Policies, in order to determine whether a subject (user, application, service, car, ...) is authorized to perform a certain action on a resource.
Running identity infrastructure requires attention and knowledge of threat models.
If you think you found a security vulnerability, please refrain from posting it publicly on the forums, the chat, or GitHub and send us an email to [email protected] instead.
Ory's services collect summarized, anonymized data that can optionally be turned off. Click here to learn more.
The Guide is available here.
The HTTP API is documented here.
kratos -h or
We encourage all contributions and encourage you to read our contribution guidelines
You need Go 1.13+ with
GO111MODULE=on and (for the test suites):
It is possible to develop Ory Kratos on Windows, but please be aware that all guides assume a Unix shell like bash or zsh.
You can format all code using
make format. Our CI checks if your code is properly formatted.
There are three types of tests you can run:
Short tests run fairly quickly. You can either test all of the code at once
go test -short -tags sqlite ./...
or test just a specific module:
cd client; go test -tags sqlite -short .
Regular tests require a database set up. Our test suite is able to work with docker directly (using ory/dockertest) but we encourage to use the Makefile instead. Using dockertest can bloat the number of Docker Images on your system and are quite slow. Instead we recommend doing:
Please be aware that
make test recreates the
databases every time you run
make test. This
can be annoying if you are trying to fix something very specific and need the
database tests all the time. In that case we suggest that you initialize the
make test-resetdb export TEST_DATABASE_MYSQL='mysql://root:[email protected](127.0.0.1:3444)/mysql?parseTime=true' export TEST_DATABASE_POSTGRESQL='postgres://postgres:[email protected]:3445/kratos?sslmode=disable' export TEST_DATABASE_COCKROACHDB='cockroach://[email protected]:3446/defaultdb?sslmode=disable'
Then you can run
go test as often as you'd like:
go test -tags sqlite ./... # or in a module: cd client; go test -tags sqlite .
We use Cypress to run our e2e tests. You can run all tests using:
If you intend developing e2e tests, run the following command for more details:
You can build a development Docker Image using:
To prepare documentation tests, run
npm i to install