A-Z Glossary of Terms
Technical jargon definitions for common terms used with IdentityServer, our products and components, and services.
ASP.NET is an open source web framework developed by Microsoft. It lets developers create modern websites and applications.
CMS stands for content management system. It is a piece of software used to manage and update content for websites and applications.
A single sign-on open-source framework for ASP.NET Core, that supports OpenID Connect and OAuth out of the box.
JWT Access Token
JSON Web Token (JWT, sometimes pronounced JOT) is an internet standard for creating structured, JSON-based tokens. These tokens should be signed by the issuer using a private key and validated by the recipient using a public key.
A collection of web API endpoints that has security policy applied to determine who is allowed to access the endpoint.
SaaS means software as a service but is also known as "on-demand software". Software as a service is a model for licensing applications or websites on a subscription basis. SaaS is hosted centrally in the cloud to reduce the need to download or self-host these applications and websites.
SSO often refers to single sign-on solutions. Single sign-on is a user authentication service, which lets a user log in with one set of credentials to multiple applications or websites.
Umbraco is an open source content management system (CMS) for creating content on websites and applications. It is built using the Microsoft ASP.NET Framework. Read more about content management with Umbraco