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Most applications need to know the identity of a user allowing to securely store user data in the cloud and provide the same personalised experience across all of the user's devices.

ZITADEL's authentication provides backend services, easy-to-use SDKs, and ready-made UI libraries to authenticate users in your application. It supports authentication using passwords and applies additional security with the help of a second factor, for example OTP, to ensure a safe and secure access. It additionally leverages industry standards like OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect such that it can be easily integrated in your custom backend.

This provides a quick start guide on how to register your organization as well as creating your first project.

Trying out ZITADEL on zitadel.ch#

To create a ZITADEL project, you have to register as an organization first. Click here to register. You will receive an email prompting you to verify your mail. Then go to your Console Projects view and create a new project.

Now you can proceed adding users to your organization as well as integrating your applications. We refer to our guides as well as our Quickstarts to do so.

register view

Verify your domain name (optional)#

If you verify a domain you get the benefit that your organisations users can use this domain as the preferred logonname.

Elect Managers#

ZITADEL allows you to give other users control over ZITADEL Console itself. This can be restricted to some kind of write and/or read. This can be especially useful for directing administration over several users. You can have managers able to edit project settings and others able to create/add users only. Read the guides for more information.

Note: ZITADEL Managers are always located on the right sidepanel of console.

Integrating an application#

After creating your project you can start integrating your applications. After choosing your project add a client application on the top of the page. The wizard should provide some guidance what client is the proper for you. If you are still unsure consult our Guide Project.