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Terminology

The purpose of this document is to define terminology used through this documentation.

End-User#

The person who actually uses a particular product that uses Ory Kratos.

Identity#

the "who" of a software system. It can be a customer, employee, user, contractor, or even a programmatic identity such as an IoT device, application, or some other type of "robot."

Common aliases are "user", "user account", "account", "subject".

Self-Service#

Interfaces and flows allowing customers to produce services independent of involvement of direct service employee.

You perform self-service registration when signing up for a new Google account, because no one (e.g. support) else is involved in the process.

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