Overview - HTTP Authenticators

General information

Authenticators are used to identify users. Most authenticators call out to pipes to perform the actual execution of password validation, data access, manipulation etc.

Common configuration properties

Name Description Default value Mandatory
name Type of authenticator to use. Yes
id The id of the authenticator. For internal reference. Yes
alias Alias. For URI reference to the authenticator. Yes

Common configuration properties apply to all authenticator types.

Example configuration

LDAP user store is used in this example.

Addressing an authenticator

HTTP authenticators are called upon using the URI <base_URI>/authenticate/<authenticator_alias>.

Example: https://onlinedemo.phenixid.net/selfservice/authenticate/selfservice


PhenixID Server currently ships with two types of http authenticators:

- Protecting PhenixID web apps (Configuration Manager, Self Service, MFA Admin and MyApps)

- Protecting external web applications using federation (SAML2)

Applications that do not support SAML2 can use the PhenixID HTTP Authentication API for integration.

Authentication methods

Please view the "Authenticators - HTTP" category to see a list of available authentication methods.