Configure itsme OpenID Connect (OIDC) with Azure Active Directory B2C

The itsme digital ID app allows you to sign in securely without card-readers, passwords, two-factor authentication, or multiple PIN codes. The itsme app provides strong customer authentication with a verified identity. In this article, learn how to integrate Azure AD B2C authentication with itsme OpenID Connect (OIDC) using a client secret user flow policy.


To get started, you'll need:

  • An Azure subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • An Azure AD B2C tenant that is linked to your Azure subscription.
  • Your Client ID, also known as Partner code, provided by itsme.
  • Your Service code provided by itsme.
  • Your client secret for your itsme account.

Scenario description

itsme architecture diagram

Step Description
1 On your website or application, include the Log in with itsme button by adapting in the Azure AD B2C user flow. The interaction flow starts when the user clicks on this button.
2 Azure AD B2C starts the OpenID connect flow by sending an Authorize request to the itsme client secret API. A well-known/OpenID-configuration endpoint is available containing information about the endpoints.
3 The itsme environment redirects the user to the itsme identify yourself page, allowing the user to fill in their phone number.
4 The itsme environment receives the phone number from the user and validates the correctness.
5 If the phone number belongs to an active itsme user, an Action is created for the itsme app.
6 The user opens the itsme app, checks the request, and confirms the action.
7 The app informs the itsme environment the action has been confirmed.
8 The itsme environment returns the OAuth authorize code to Azure AD B2C.
9 Using the authorize code, the Azure AD B2C does a token request.
10 The itsme environment checks the token request, and if still valid, returns the OAuth access token and the ID token containing the requested user information.
11 Finally, the user is redirected to the redirect URL as an authenticated user.

Onboard with itsme

  1. To create an account with itsme, visit itsme at the Azure Marketplace.

  2. Activate your itsme account by sending an email to You'll receive a Partner code and Service code that will be needed for your B2C setup.

  3. After activation of your itsme partner account, you'll receive an email with a one-time link to the client secret.

  4. Follow the instructions at itsme to complete the configuration.

Integrate with Azure AD B2C

Set up a new Identity Provider in Azure AD B2C


If you don't have one already, create an Azure AD B2C tenant that is linked to your Azure subscription.

  1. If you have access to multiple tenants, select the Settings icon in the top menu to switch to your Azure AD B2C tenant from the Directories + subscriptions menu.

  2. Under Azure services, select Azure AD B2C (or select More services and use the All services search box to search for Azure AD B2C).

  3. Select Identity providers, and then select New OpenID Connect provider.

  4. Fill in the form with the following information:

    Property Value
    Name itsme
    Metadata URL https://oidc.<environment>
    where <environment> is either e2e (test environment) or prd (production)
    ClientID Your Client ID, also known as Partner code
    Client Secret Your client_secret
    Scope openid service:YOURSERVICECODE profile email [phone] [address]
    Response Type code
    Response Mode query
    Domain Hint You can leave this empty
    UserID sub
    Display Name name
    Given name given_name
    Surname family_name
    Email email
  5. Select Save.

Configure a User Flow

  1. In your Azure AD B2C tenant, under Policies, select User flows.

  2. Select New user flow.

  3. Select Sign up and sign in, select a version, and then select Create.

  4. Enter a Name.

  5. In the Identity providers section, select itsme.

  6. Select Create.

  7. Open the newly created user flow by selecting the user flow name.

  8. Select Properties and adjust the following values:

    • Change Access & ID token lifetimes (minutes) to 5.
    • Change Refresh token sliding window lifetime to No expiry.

Register an application

  1. In your B2C tenant, under Manage, select App registrations > New registration.

  2. Provide a Name for the application and enter your Redirect URI. For testing purposes, enter

  3. Make sure multi-factor authentication is Disabled.

  4. Select Register.

    a. For testing purposes, select Authentication, and under Implicit Grant, select the Access Tokens and ID Tokens check boxes.

    b. Select Save.

Test the user flow

  1. In your B2C tenant, under Policies select User flows.

  2. Select your previously created user flow.

  3. Select Run user flow.

    a. Application: select the registered app

    b. Reply URL: select the redirect URL

  4. The itsme Identify yourself page appears.

  5. Enter your mobile phone number and select send.

  6. Confirm the action in the itsme app.

Next steps

For additional information, review the following articles: