Hello World Startup Plan

Build app, not auth. Use Descope to easily add authentication and user management capabilities to your app with a few lines of code. Free of charge for one year for startups.

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From scratch to magic in 10 minutes

See how easy it is to build authentication and user journey flows with Descope.

How we help

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Passwordless authentication

Improve UX and nip password-based attacks in the bud. Choose from passkeys, magic links, social logins, and more.

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Multi-factor authentication

Easily add risk-based MFA and step-up controls to your user journeys.

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Single sign-on

Easily implement both IdP and SP initiated SSO with both SAML and OpenID Connect support.

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B2B enterprise readiness

Add SSO, SCIM, authorization, and other capabilities that enterprise customers expect from your app.

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Fraud prevention

Stop bots and login fraud with third-party connectors such as reCAPTCHA and Traceable.

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Identity federation

Unify customer identities across all your business-facing and internal apps.

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Customizable user journeys for any app

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Frictionless authentication

Go live with any authentication method – both passwordless and passwords – on your chosen app framework in minutes.

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No / low code CIAM

Design tailored journeys for every user interaction – including with third-party apps - using a drag & drop workflow builder.

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Complete user management

Manage users, tenants, and access control without the hassle. Automatically provision and deprovision users.

Why Descope for startups?

Regain dev focus

Spend time building your core product rather than keeping up with complex auth protocols.

Improve user conversion

Delight and retain users with frictionless and passwordless authentication.

Reduce your attack surface

Improve product security and raise the bar for cybercriminals trying to break authentication.

Get your app to market faster and safer than before. Do what you do best and leave the auth to us.

Who is eligible?


Startups that are up to 3 years from their inception.


Startups that have up to $1M in total bookings OR annual recurring revenue.

Frequently asked questions