What is App ID?

IBM Cloud™ App ID helps developers to easily add authentication to their web and mobile apps with few lines of code, and it helps them secure their cloud-native applications and services on IBM Cloud. App ID also helps manage user-specific data that developers can use to build personalized app experiences.

App ID features


Add email/password login, social login, or enterprise login to your apps with APIs, SDKs, pre-built UIs or your own branded UIs.

User repository

Enable app users to sign up and sign in with email and password, verify their email, reset/change passwords and more.

User profiles

Store user preferences and data, which you can leverage to build personalized app experiences.

App ID benefits

Secure apps

Secure your apps, back ends and APIs. Easily add standards-based authentication (OAuth 2.0, SAML, OIDC) — no security knowledge needed.

Manage users at scale

Scale to many users, who can sign up for your app and self-service their accounts.

Tailor experiences

Tailor your apps for individual users with an easy way to collect and access user preferences and user data.

How customers use it

Mobile application with a serverless back end

No application architecture is complete without a clear understanding of the security risks and protection options. This tutorial walks you through key security services available in the IBM Cloud catalog and how to use them together.

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Diagram illustrating a mobile application with a serverless backend

Build trust

Secure access and identity for cloud-hosted applications to build trust with your users.

Get started with App ID in minutes

Getting started with App ID is easy. Visit the IBM Cloud catalog for step-by-step instructions.