The ORY Hydra API provides access to an ORY Cloud Native OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect Server. This service provides developers with features that includes; JSON Web Keys Discovery, OpenID Connect Discovery, Revoke OAuth2 tokens and more. ORY Hydra is an OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect provider that allows you to issue access, refresh, and ID Tokens. It uses redirection and a REST API to delegate user authentication to a service. ORY Hydra offers storage for cryptographic keys and is capable of managing OAuth 2.0 Clients. It is an is a certified OAuth2 and OpenID Connect server that is optimized for low-latency, high throughput, and low resource consumption. ORY provides services that adopt OAuth 2.0 for the development of APIs and web services. This may include third party access, authorized mobile apps or IoT devices, or multi-server environments.
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