Relying Party

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The relying party is a network based computer entity that uses other web services to determine the identifiers, attributes, behaviors and inferences behind another web entity that is trying to access resources that it controls.


  • The RP will encompasses the OpenID Connect client role among other roles.
  • The RP may include the role of a Resource provider, but may not include the role of a provider of User Private Information. Which does not preclude the Entity providing the RP role from providing other roles.