OpenConext is a central, open and secure authentication and authorisation solution that provides single login access. SURFKennisnetFCCN and various ministries in the Netherlands have already opted for OpenConext. Read further about why choosing OpenConext has so many advantages.

OpenConext is

Simple and secure

There are three ways to use OpenConext:

One organisation and multiple services
Single sign-on access to various cloud services within the same organisation.

Multiple organisations and one service
Users from different organisations can log in with their own account to one cloud service.

Multiple organisations and services
Take full advantage of OpenConext. Give users from different organisations – commercial or their own – access to numerous cloud services.

Open source

OpenConext joins organisations and services with open standards and a mature open source solution. OpenConext stands for interoperability, privacy, openness, transparency and autonomy.


OpenConext provides an overview for all organisations that are connected. Here you can manage the services where users can log in to and keep track of the exchange of personal data.


OpenConext enables a place to organise authorisations and groups for cloud services centrally.

More than just a login

You only need to connect to an OpenConext instance once. Once connected, organisations can use their internal services in addition to externally available services. The do-it-yourself interfaces enable self-managing and -linking services and keeping track of user statistics.

Ready to build your collaboration platform with OpenConext?

The open source software OpenConext lets you build a platform that connects organisations and cloud services yourself. Please note that setting up, configuring and operating an OpenConext platform requires technical preparation, an organisational division of roles and continuous maintenance. It is essential to have knowledge and background of federated identity management, open standards SAML and OpenID Connect and Linux system management. In addition, you will need to make adjustments to the company branding and make sure the software runs on your infrastructure; after all, every organisation has specific needs. Of course, you can rely on the essential documentation and active community.