ZITADEL is a cloud-native Identity & Access Management platform built for the cloud era. We built ZITADEL not only with the vision of becoming a great open source project but also as a superb platform to support developers building their projects, without need to handle secure user login and account management themselves.
ZITADEL open source project
We believe that providing an open source software brings additional value to our products, build trust in the engineering, allows our users to fully own their data, and benefit from options instead of a closed-platform or provider lock-in.
ZITADEL is free open source software under a permissive Apache 2.0 license. The project is managed and also maintained by CAOS and we provide our community access to all ZITADEL releases at no cost and welcome all contributions.
We provide different options for you to try, run, and operate ZITADEL.
Try out our shared cloud service. Our free plan includes unlimited users and all security features.Start now
Run the open source version
Run an automatically operated ZITADEL instance on Kubernetes yourself.Start now
Get a managed instance or commercial support from us.Start now
Cloud strategy for open source
Our vision of the ZITADEL is to build an open source IAM platform for the cloud era.
- Build a scalable application for modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds (cloud-native)
- Enable users to move their application to other providers at any time
- Favor API-first approach over lock-in to a platform ecosystem
- Use open standards whenever possible
- Provide technical support or operations even for demanding setups
Trust in open source
We ensure maximum security when developing and operating ZITADEL. We have established principles and processes to provider you with a safe and transparent product.Learn more
We actively contribute to the open source community and support the promotion of open source software and standards. We are a member of the CH Open association.