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Kisee — Identity Provider Server

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The name "Kisee", inspired from "KISS" ("Keep it simple, stupid.") is spoken as the french phrase "Qui c'est ?", [kis‿ɛ].


Kisee is an API giving JWTs in exchange for valid usernames/password pairs. That's it.

Kisee is better used as a backend of the Pasee identity manager: Pasee handle groups and can handle multiple identity backends (one or many Kisee instances, twitter, facebook, ...).

Kisee can use your existing database (or use a dedicated one) to query the username and passwrds if you're willing to implement a simple Python class to query it, so Kisee can query anything: LDAP, a flat file, a PostgreSQL database with a strange schema, whatever.

Quick start

Once you've cloned the repo and created a venv, install kisee in it:

$ python3 -m pip install -e .[dev]

Start kisee:

$ kisee --settings example-settings.toml

This starts Kisee with a very dumb backend, just so you can play.

The dumb backend works like this:

  • Any user exists.
  • Any password less or equal than 4 characters will be considered wrong.
  • Any other password will pass.

So now we can query it:

$ curl -XPOST -d '{"login": "John", "password": "secure"}'
    "_type": "document",
    "_meta": {
        "url": "/jwt/",
        "title": "JSON Web Tokens"
    "tokens": [
    "add_token": {
        "_type": "link",
        "action": "post",
        "title": "Create a new JWT",
        "description": "POSTing to this endpoint create JWT tokens.",
        "fields": [
                "name": "login",
                "required": true
                "name": "password",
                "required": true



The Kisee daemon does not store (login, password) tuples, but uses a Python class, a backend you can configure in settings.toml to handle this.

Kisee provides some demo backends and test backends so you can play with it. You can provide your own backend to hit your own database, your LDAP server, or another IdP as needed.


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