OpenID Connect Provider



OpenID Connect is a protocol based on REST, OAuth 2.0 and JOSE stacks. It is described here:

LL::NG can act as an OpenID Connect Provider (OP). It will answer to OpenID Connect requests to give user identity (trough ID Token) and information (trough User Info end point).

As an OP, LL::NG supports a lot of OpenID Connect features:

  • Authorization Code, Implicit and Hybrid flows
  • Publication of JSON metadata and JWKS data (Discovery)
  • prompt, display, ui_locales, max_age parameters
  • Extra claims definition
  • Authentication context Class References (ACR)
  • Nonce
  • Dynamic registration
  • Access Token Hash generation
  • ID Token signature (HS256/HS384/HS512/RS256/RS384/RS512)
  • UserInfo endpoint, as JSON or as JWT
  • Request and Request URI
  • Session management
  • FrontChannel Logout
  • BackChannel Logout
  • PKCE (Since 2.0.4) - See RFC 7636
  • Introspection endpoint (Since 2.0.6) - See RFC 7662
  • Offline access (Since 2.0.7)
  • Refresh Tokens (Since 2.0.7)


OpenID Connect Service

See OpenID Connect service configuration chapter.


Go in General Parameters » Issuer modules » OpenID Connect and configure:

  • Activation: set to On.
  • Path: keep ^/oauth2/ unless you need to use another path
  • Use rule: a rule to allow user to use this module, set to 1 to always allow.


For example, to allow only users with a strong authentication level:

$authenticationLevel > 2

Configuration of LL::NG in Relying Party

Each Relying Party has its own configuration way. LL::NG publish its OpenID Connect metadata to ease the configuration of client.

The metadata can be found at the standard “Well Known” URL:

An example of its content:

   "end_session_endpoint" : "",
   "jwks_uri" : "",
   "token_endpoint_auth_methods_supported" : [
   "token_endpoint" : "",
   "response_types_supported" : [
      "id_token token",
      "code id_token",
      "code token",
      "code id_token token"
   "userinfo_signing_alg_values_supported" : [
   "id_token_signing_alg_values_supported" : [
   "userinfo_endpoint" : "",
   "request_uri_parameter_supported" : "true",
   "acr_values_supported" : [
   "request_parameter_supported" : "true",
   "subject_types_supported" : [
   "issuer" : "",
   "grant_types_supported" : [
   "authorization_endpoint" : "",
   "check_session_iframe" : "",
   "scopes_supported" : [
   "require_request_uri_registration" : "false",
   "registration_endpoint" : ""

Configuration of Relying Party in LL::NG

Go in Manager and click on OpenID Connect Relying Parties, then click on Add OpenID Relying Party. Give a technical label (no spaces, no special characters), like “sample-rp”;

You can then access to the configuration of this RP.

Exported attributes

You can map here the attribute names from the LL::NG session to an OpenID Connect claim.

OpenID Connect claims

Claim name Associated scope Type Example of corresponding LDAP attribute
sub openid string uid
name profile string cn
given_name profile string givenName
family_name profile string sn
middle_name profile string  
nickname profile string  
preferred_username profile string displayName
profile profile string labeledURI
picture profile string  
website profile string  
email email string mail
email_verified email boolean  
gender profile string  
birthdate profile string  
zoneinfo profile string  
locale profile string preferredLanguage
phone_number phone string telephoneNumber
phone_number_verified phone boolean  
updated_at profile string  
formatted address string registeredAddress
street_address address string street
locality address string l
region address string st
postal_code address string postalCode
country address string co

For each OpenID Connect claim you want to release to applications, you can define:

  • Claim name: the name of the claim as it will appear in Userinfo responses
  • Variable name: the name of the LemonLDAP::NG session variable containing the claim value
  • Type: the data type of the attribute. By default, a string. Choosing integer or boolean will make the claim appear as the corresponding JSON type.
  • Array: choose how to process multi-valued attributes
    • Auto: If the session key contains a single value, it will be released as a JSON number, string or boolean, depending on the previously specified type. If the session key contains multiple values, it will be released as an array of numbers, strings or booleans.
    • Always: Return an array even if the attribute only contains one value
    • Never: If the session key contains a single value, it will be released as a JSON number, string or boolean. If the session key contains multiple values, it will be released as a single string with a separator character.


The specific sub attribute is not defined here, but in User attribute parameter (see below).

Extra Claims


By default, only claims that are part of standard OpenID Connect scopes will be sent to a client. If you want to send a claim that is not in the OpenID Connect specification, you need to declare it in the Extra Claims section

If you want to make custom claims visible to OpenID Connect clients, you need to declare them in a scope.

Add your additional scope as the Key, and a space-separated list of claims as the Value:

  • timelord => rebirth_count bloodline

In this example, an OpenID Client asking for the timelord scope will be able to read the rebirth_count and bloodline claims from the Userinfo endpoint.


Any Claim defined in this section must be mapped to a LemonLDAP::NG session attribute in the Exported Attributes section


  • Basic

    • Client ID: Client ID for this RP
    • Client secret: Client secret for this RP (can be use for symmetric signature)
    • Public client (since version 2.0.4): set this RP as public client, so authentication is not needed on token endpoint
    • Redirection addresses: Space separated list of redirect addresses allowed for this RP
  • Advanced

    • Bypass consent: Enable if you never want to display the scope sharing consent screen (consent will be accepted by default). Bypassing the consent is not compliant with OpenID Connect standard.
    • User attribute: session field that will be used as main identifier (sub)
    • Force claims to be returned in ID Token: This options will make user attributes from the requested scope appear as ID Token claims.
    • Additional audiences (since version 2.0.8): You can specify a space-separate list of audiences that will be added the audiences of the ID Token
    • Use refresh tokens (since version 2.0.7): If this option is set, LemonLDAP::NG will issue a Refresh Token that can be used to obtain new access tokens as long as the user session is still valid.
  • Timeouts

    • Authorization Code expiration: Expiration time of authorization code, when using the Authorization Code flow. The default value is one minute.
    • ID Token expiration: Expiration time of ID Tokens. The default value is one hour.
    • Access token expiration: Expiration time of Access Tokens. The default value is one hour.
    • Offline session expiration: This sets the lifetime of the refresh token obtained with the offline_access scope. The default value is one month. This parameter only applies if offline sessions are enabled.
  • Security

    • ID Token signature algorithm: Select one of none, HS256, HS384, HS512, RS256, RS384, RS512
    • Require PKCE (since version 2.0.4): a code challenge is required at token endpoint (see RFC7636)
    • Allow offline access (since version 2.0.7): After enabling this feature, an application may request the offline_access scope, and will obtain a Refresh Token that persists even after the user has logged off. See for details. These offline sessions can be administered through the Session Browser.
    • Allow OAuth2.0 Password Grant (since version 2.0.8): Allow the use of the Resource Owner Password Credentials Grant on by this client. This feature only works if you have configured a form-based authentication module.
    • Authentication Level: required authentication level to access this application
    • Access Rule: lets you specify a Perl rule to restrict access to this client
  • Logout

    • Allowed redirection addresses for logout: A space separated list of URLs that this client can redirect the user to once the logout is done (through post_logout_redirect_uri)
    • URL: Specify the relying party’s logout URL
    • Type: Type of Logout to perform (only Front-Channel is implemented for now)
    • Session required: Whether to send the Session ID in the logout request


You can define here macros that will be only evaluated for this service, and not registered in the session of the user.


  • Display name: Name of the RP application
  • Logo: Logo of the RP application