The Kinde Python SDK allows developers to quickly and securely integrate a new or an existing Python application into the Kinde platform.

  • Kinde Python SDK supports Python 3.7+
  • A Kinde account - register for free here (no credit card required)
  • A Kinde domain - you get this when you register, e.g.

Install PIP and then execute the following command:

pip install kinde-python-sdk

Set callback URLs

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  1. In Kinde, go to Settings > Applications > [Your app] > View details.
  2. Add your callback URLs in the relevant fields. For example:
    • Allowed callback URLs (also known as redirect URIs) - for example, http://localhost:8000/callback
    • Allowed logout redirect URLs - for example, http://localhost:8000
  3. Select Save.

Add environments

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Kinde comes with a production environment, but you can set up other environments if you want to. Note that each environment needs to be set up independently, so you need to use the Environment subdomain in the code block above for those new environments.

Configure your app

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Environment variables

The following variables need to be replaced in the code snippets below.

  • KINDE_HOST - your Kinde domain, e.g.
  • KINDE_CLIENT_ID - In Kinde, go to Settings > Applications > [your application] > View details.
  • KINDE_CLIENT_SECRET - In Kinde, go to Settings > Applications > [your application] > View details.
  • KINDE_REDIRECT_URL - your callback urls or redirect URIs, e.g. http://localhost:8000/callback
  • KINDE_POST_LOGOUT_REDIRECT_URL - where you want users to be redirected to after signing out, e.g. http://localhost:8000

Integrate with your app

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Create a new instance of the Kinde Auth client object before you initialize your app.

from kinde_sdk import Configuration
from kinde_sdk.kinde_api_client import GrantType, KindeApiClient

configuration = Configuration(host=KINDE_HOST)
kinde_api_client_params = {
    "configuration": configuration,
    "domain": KINDE_HOST,
    "client_id": KINDE_CLIENT_ID,
    "client_secret": KINDE_CLIENT_SECRET,
    "grant_type": GRANT_TYPE, // client_credentials | authorization_code | authorization_code_with_pkce
    "callback_url": KINDE_REDIRECT_URL
kinde_client = KindeApiClient(**kinde_api_client_params)

With PKCE flow, the code_verifier is required.

from import generate_token
CODE_VERIFIER = generate_token(48)
kinde_api_client_params["code_verifier"] = CODE_VERIFIER

Sign in and sign up

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The Kinde client provides methods for easy sign in and sign up. You can add buttons in your HTML as follows:

<div class="navigation">
    <a href="{{ url_for('login') }}" type="button">Login</a>
    <a href="{{ url_for('register') }}" type="button">Register</a>

You will also need to route /login and /register to the SDK methods:

def login():
    return app.redirect(kinde_client.get_login_url())

def register():
    return app.redirect(kinde_client.get_register_url())

Manage redirects

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When the user is redirected back to your site from Kinde, this will call your callback URL defined in the KINDE_REDIRECT_URL variable. You will need to route /callback to call a function to handle this.

def callback():
    print(configuration.access_token) // Token here

You can also get the current authentication status with is_authenticated.

if kinde_client.is_authenticated():
		// Core here

The SDK comes with a logout method that returns a logout url.


// implementation
def logout():
    return app.redirect(

Get user information

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To access the user information, use the get_user_details helper function:

// returns
	"picture": ""

View users in Kinde

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Go to the Users page in Kinde to see who has registered.

User permissions

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After a user signs in and they are verified, the token return includes permissions for that user. User permissions are set in Kinde, but you must also configure your application to unlock these functions.

permissions = [

We provide helper functions to more easily access permissions:

// {"org_code": "org_b235c067b7e4", is_granted: True}

// {"org_code": "org_b235c067b7e4", permissions: [ "create:users", "view:users" ]}

A practical example in code might look something like:

if kinde_client.get_permission("create:todos").get("is_granted")):
		// create new a todo

We have provided a helper to grab any feature flag from access_token:

// returns
    "code": "theme",
    "type": "string",
    "value": "pink",
    "is_default": False // whether the fallback value had to be used

// Another usage case
// returns
    "code": "is_dark_mode",
    "type": "boolean",
    "value": True,
    "is_default": False

// This flag does not exist - default value provided
kinde_client.get_flag("create_competition", default_value = False);
// returns
    "code": "create_competition",
    "type" => "boolean",
    "value": False,
    "is_default": True // because fallback value had to be used

// The flag type was provided as string, but it is an integer
kinde_client.get_flag("competitions_limit", default_value = 3, flat_type = "s");
// should error out - Flag "competitions_limit" is type integer - requested type string

// This flag does not exist, and no default value provided
// should error out - This flag was not found, and no default value has been provided

We also provide wrapper functions which should leverage getFlag above.

Get boolean flags

// True

kinde_client.get_boolean_flag("is_dark_mode", False);
// True

kinde_client.get_boolean_flag("new_feature", False);
// False (flag does not exist so falls back to default)

// Error - flag does not exist and no default provided

kinde_client.get_boolean_flag("theme", False);
// Error - Flag "theme" is of type string not boolean

Get string flags

// "pink"

kinde_client.get_string_flag("theme", False);
// "pink"

kinde_client.get_string_flag("cta_color", False);
// "blue" (flag does not exist so falls back to default)

// Error - flag does not exist and no default provided

kinde_client.get_string_flag("is_dark_mode", False);
// Error - Flag "is_dark_mode" is of type boolean not string

Get integer flags

// 5

kinde_client.get_integer_flag("competitions_limit", 3);
// 5

kinde_client.get_integer_flag("team_count", 2);
// 2 (flag does not exist so falls back to default)

// Error - flag does not exist and no default provided

kinde_client.get_integer_flag("is_dark_mode", False);
// Error - Flag "is_dark_mode" is of type string not integer

An audience is the intended recipient of an access token - for example the API for your application. The audience argument can be passed to the Kinde client to request an audience be added to the provided token.

The audience of a token is the intended recipient of the token.

kinde_api_client_params["audience"] = ""

For details on how to connect, see Register an API

Overriding scope

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By default the KindeSDK requests the following scopes:

  • profile
  • email
  • offline
  • openid

You can override this by passing scope into the KindeSDK.

kinde_api_client_params["scope"] = "profile email offline openid"

Getting claims

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We have provided a helper to grab any claim from your id or access tokens. The helper defaults to access tokens:

// {"name": "aud", "value": [""]}

kinde_client.get_claim("given_name", "id_token")
// {"name": "given_name", "value": "David"}

Create an organization

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To create a new organization within your application, you will need to run a similar function to below:

return app.redirect(kinde_client.create_org())

Sign up and sign in to organizations

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Kinde has a unique code for every organization. You’ll have to pass this code through when you register a new user or sign into a particular organization. Example function below:

kinde_api_client_params["org_code"] = 'your_org_code'

def login():
    return app.redirect(kinde_client.get_login_url())

def register():
    return app.redirect(kinde_client.get_register_url())

Following authentication, Kinde provides a json web token (jwt) to your application. Along with the standard information we also include the org_code and the permissions for that organization (this is important as a user can belong to multiple organizations and have different permissions for each).

Example of a returned token:

   "aud": [],
   "exp": 1658475930,
   "iat": 1658472329,
   "iss": "",
   "jti": "123457890",
   "org_code": "org_1234",
   "permissions": ["read:todos", "create:todos"],
   "scp": [
   "sub": "kp:123457890"

The id_token will also contain an array of organizations that a user belongs to - this is useful if you wanted to build out an organization switcher for example.

		"org_codes": ["org_1234", "org_4567"],

There are two helper functions you can use to extract information:

// {"org_code": "org_1234"}

// {"org_codes": ["org_1234", "org_abcd"]}

Once the user has successfully authenticated, you’ll get a JWT and possibly a refresh token that should be stored securely.

SDK API reference

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PropertyTypeIs requiredDefaultDescription
domainstringYesEither your Kinde instance url or your custom domain. e.g.
callback_urlstringYesThe url that the user will be returned to after authentication.
client_idstringYesThe ID of your application in Kinde.
grant_typestringYesDefine the grant type when using the SDK
client_secretstringNoThe Client secret associated with your application in Kinde.
code_verifierstringNot required except for PKCE flowPKCE works by having the app generate a random value at the beginning of the flow called a Code Verifier.
scopestringNoopenid profile email offlineThe scopes to be requested from Kinde
audiencestringNoThe audience claim for the JWT
org_codestringNoAdditional parameters that will be passed in the authorization request

KindeSDK methods

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PropertyDescriptionArgumentsUsageSample output
get_login_urlReturn the URL sign inkinde_client.get_login_url()…
get_register_urlReturn the URL sign upkinde_client.get_register_url()…
logoutReturn the url log outredirect_tostringkinde_client.logout(redirect_to= "KINDE_POST_LOGOUT_REDIRECT_URL")…..
fetch_tokenReturns the raw access token from URL after logged from Kindeauthorization_responsestringkinde_client.fetch_token(authorization_response="")eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1...
refresh_tokenGet new access token from Kinde if existed refresh_tokenkinde_client.refresh_token()
create_orgReturn redirect URL to sign up and create a new org for your businesskinde_client.create_org()…
get_claimGets a claim from an access or ID tokenclaimstringtoken_name?string // default: access_tokenkinde_client.get_claim("given_name", "id_token"){"name": "given_name", "value": "David"}
get_permissionReturns the state of a given permissionkeystringkinde_client.get_permission("read:todos"){org_code: "org_b235c067b7e4", is_granted: true}
get_permissionsReturns all permissions for the current user for the organization they are logged intokinde_client.get_permissions(){orgCode: "org_b235c067b7e4", permissions: [ "create:users", "view:users" ]}
get_organizationGet details for the organization your user is logged intokinde_client.get_organization(){'orgCode': 'org_1234'}
get_organizationsGets an array of all organizations the user has access tokinde_client.get_user_organizations(){"org_codes": ["org_1234", "org_abcd"]}
get_user_detailsReturns the profile for the current userkinde_client.get_user_details(){'given_name': 'Dave', 'id': 'abcdef', 'family_name': 'Smith', 'email': ''}
get_flagGets a feature flag from an access tokencode: str; default_value?: str; flag_type?: strkinde_client.get_flag("theme");{"code": "theme", "type": "string", "value": "pink", "is_default": False }
get_boolean_flagGets a boolean feature flag from an access tokencode: str; default_value?: str;kinde_client.get_boolean_flag(”is_dark_mode”);True or False
get_string_flagGets a string feature flag from an access tokencode: str; default_value?: str;kinde_client.get_string_flag("theme");“pink”
get_integer_flagGets an integer feature flag from an access tokencode: str; default_value?: str;kinde_client.get_integer_flag("competitions_limit");“5”
is_authenticated()To check user authenticated or notTrue or False

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