Ory vs. Keycloak

See why product teams choose Ory over Keycloak

Ory has everything companies need to start and grow auth. Without the heft or devops work.

Managed Services

Managing upgrades, maintenance, migrations, and security is all done for you on the Ory Network.

Modern architecture

With a modular architecture that's written primarily in Go, Ory is performant, robust, and flexible.

Out of the box compliance

Don't risk running non-compliant auth. Ory is committed to GDPR compliance and data security.

Shashi Deshetti - CoFounder, factly

"At Factly, we were looking for a lightweight alternative to Keycloak that would meet all our IAM needs across multiple applications. Ory, written in Golang was the best option out there which was simple and performant."

The Ory Network
Support & Availability
Custom SLAs


Managed Services


Community Support
Usability & Customizability
Admin Console
Custom SMTP
Bring Your Own UI


Social Login
Customizable Identity Data
OpenID Connect
Included M2M Tokens



Granular Permissions


Rules and Access Control
JWT Support


LDAP Connectivity


AD Connectivity
Security & Compliance


ISO 27001








Have questions about migrating to Ory?
Learn more about making the switch

Can't find the answer your looking for? Our product support specialists at [email protected] are here to help.

Finally, an auth solution built for modern web applications.

Ory has the secure, modern auth features you expect from your auth solution. But with a modular architecture and the helpful documentation you need to get started.

Open source ethos

You’ll see our commitment to the values of open source in everything we do - from sales and support to community and events.


Ory’s modular architecture gives you optionality. Start with authentication, then add access control, zero-trust, or permissions.


OAuth2 and OpenID Connect certified implementations make it possible to connect applications and protect APIs.

Fair pricing

Start your project for free. Plans can have as many developers or team members as they need without extra costs.

How Ory Beats Keycloak

When we created Ory, we prioritized developer happiness and security. You'll see this in our APIs, docs, and everything we do.

  • Performance

    Ory's lightweight, robust, and modular architecture makes for a snappy yet secure user experience.

  • User Experience

    No clunky interfaces here. Not only will your developers enjoy working with Ory, but so will your designer. Auth forms & flows are easily customizable.

  • Maintenance and support

    With Keycloak, you'll be responsible for troubleshooting, security patching, upgrading, and maintaining your servers. Without experience deploying Java applications, this can quickly become resource intensive. Ory takes care of all infrastructure management for you.

  • Documentation

    Tired of documentation that takes you in circles? Ory’s documentation gets you to the answer you need, while helping you understand how it works.

  • Integrations

    From CRMs and customer support applications to developer tooling and product tools, it’s vital that your identity management solution can integrate and share data with your most important applications.

  • Security & compliance

    Choosing an identity management solution with strong security measures helps ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company resources. Ory takes advanced initiatives to prevent data breaches, identity theft, and other security incidents.

Migrating from Keycloak to Ory

We’ve supported many customers on their journey from Keycloak to Ory. Our support team can help you make the transition with ease. Reach out to a product support specialist at [email protected] to learn more about how we can help you make a smooth transition.

Start for free

Switch to Ory today

Sign up or schedule a demo with us to learn how you can improve conversion, retention, and security with Ory.