Before you begin
This guide shows you how to use Okta as the user store for your web application and sign users in.
If you are building a single-page (browser) app, see Sign users in to your single-page application instead. Or, if you are building a server that returns API responses (but not HTML), see Protect your API endpoints.
This guide assumes that you:
- Have an Okta Developer Edition organization. (Don't have one? Create one for free.)
- Know the basics of building Web applications.
- Have a project or application that you want to add authentication to.
- Are building a web app that's rendered by a server.
If you don't have an existing app, or are new to building apps, start with this documentation: