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This integration guide shows you how to integrate ZITADEL into your .NET application. It demonstrates how to fetch some data from the ZITADEL management API.

At the end of the guide you should have an application able to read the details of your organization.

If you need any other information about the .NET SDK go to the documentation of the SDK itself.


The client SDK will handle all necessary OAuth 2.0 requests and send the required headers to the ZITADEL API. All that is required, is a service account with an Org Owner (or another role, depending on the needed api requests) role assigned and its key JSON.

However, we recommend you read the guide on how to access ZITADEL API and the associated guides for a basic knowledge of :

Be sure to have a valid key JSON and that its service account is either ORG_OWNER or at least ORG_OWNER_VIEWER before you continue with this guide.

.NET Setup

Create a .NET application

Use the IDE of your choice or the command line to create a new application.

dotnet new web

Install the package

Install the package via nuget

dotnet add package Zitadel.Api

Create example client

Change the program.cs file to the content below. This will create a client for the management api and call its GetMyOrg function. The SDK will make sure you will have access to the API by retrieving a Bearer Token using JWT Profile with the provided scopes (openid and urn:zitadel:iam:org:project:id:69234237810729019:aud).

using System;
using Zitadel.Api;
using Zitadel.Authentication;
using Zitadel.Authentication.Credentials;

// no.. this key is not activated anymore ;-)
var sa = await ServiceAccount.LoadFromJsonFileAsync("./service-account.json");
var api = Clients.ManagementService(
// Which api endpoint (self hosted or public)
Endpoint = ZitadelDefaults.ZitadelApiEndpoint,
// The organization context (where the api calls are executed)
Organization = "74161146763996133",
// Service account authentication
ServiceAccountAuthentication = (sa, new()
ProjectAudiences = { ZitadelDefaults.ZitadelApiProjectId },

var myOrg = await api.GetMyOrgAsync(
new() {}

Console.WriteLine($"{myOrg.Org.Name} was created on: {myOrg.Org.Details.CreationDate} ");

Custom ZITADEL instance

If your client will not use ZITADEL Cloud (, be sure to provide the correct values for the ZITADEL ProjectID, Issuer and API options:

// Which api endpoint (self hosted or public)
Endpoint = "",
// Service account authentication
ServiceAccountAuthentication = (sa, new()
ProjectAudiences = { "ZITADEL-ProjectID" },
Endpoint = "",

Test client

After you have configured everything correctly, you can simply start the example by:

dotnet run

This will output something similar to:

ACME was created on: "2020-09-21T14:44:48.090431Z" 


You have successfully used the ZITADEL .NET SDK to call the management API!

If you encountered an error (e.g. code = PermissionDenied desc = No matching permissions found), ensure your service user has the required permissions by assigning the ORG_OWNER or ORG_OWNER_VIEWER role and check the mentioned guides at the beginning.

If you've run into any other problem, don't hesitate to contact us or raise an issue on ZITADEL or in the SDK.

Whats next?

Now you can proceed implementing our APIs by adding more calls.

Checkout more examples from the SDK or refer to our API Docs.

This guide will be updated soon to show you how to use the SDK for your own API as well.