Authentication ProvidersΒΆ

Authentication Providers are pluggable components that are able to check that a given user is trusted to login to the system and which groups/roles are assigned to it. Some providers are available in the standard GeoServer installation. Others can be developed as extensions. The default one is Basic username/password authentication that uses a user/group service for authentication.


Providers can use a user/group service to bind information to the authenticated users. Many providers can be active at the same time, just add them to the unique provider chain.