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Welcome to authentik

What is authentik?

authentik is an IdP (Identity Provider) and SSO (single sign on) that is built with security at the forefront of every piece of code, every feature, with an emphasis on flexibility and versatility.

With authentik, site administrators, application developers, and security engineers have a dependable and secure solution for authentication in almost any type of environment. There are robust recovery actions available for the users and applications, including user profile and password management. You can quickly edit, deactivate, or even impersonate a user profile, and set a new password for new users or reset an existing password.

You can use authentik in an existing environment to add support for new protocols, so introducing authentik to your current tech stack doesn't present re-architecting challenges. We support all of the major providers, such as OAuth2, SAML, LDAP, and SCIM, so you can pick the protocol that you need for each application.

We offer two versions of authentik: the forever-free open source project upon which everything is built, and our open core, source available Enterprise version, with a Support center and additional features.

User-focused & task-oriented dashboards

The authentik product provides the following consoles:

  • Admin interface: a visual tool for the creation and management of users and groups, tokens and credentials, application integrations, events, and the Flows that define standard and customizable login and authentication processes. Easy-to-read visual dashboards display system status, recent logins and authentication events, and application usage.

  • User interface: this console view in authentik displays all of the applications and integrations in which you have implemented authentik. Click on the app that you want to access to open it, or drill down to edit its configuration in the admin interface.

  • Flows: Flows are the steps by which the various Stages of a login and authentication process occurs. A stage represents a single verification or logic step in the sign-on process. authentik allows for the customization and exact definition of these flows.

In authentik, you can use Light or Dark mode for the Admin interface, User interface, and the Flow interface.


Our tech docs cover the typical topics, from installation to configuration, adding providers, defining policies and creating login flows, event monitoring, security, and attributes. Enterprise version documentation is included here, within our standard tech docs.

  • For information about integrating a specific application or software into authentik, refer to our Integrations section, accessible from the top menu bar.

  • For developer-focused documentation, such as using our APIs and blueprints, setting up your development environment, translations, or how to contribute, refer to the Developer area, accessible from the top menu bar.


Refer to the installation steps in either Docker-compose or Kubernetes.

For more information about configuration, beta versions, and additional installation options, see our main Installation section.