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Flat file authentication plugin for StackStorm Community edition

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Flat file backend supports reading credentials from an Apache HTTPd htpasswd formatted file. To manage this file you can use htpasswd utility which comes with a standard Apache httpd distribution or by installing apache2-utils package on Ubuntu / Debian.

Configuration Options

option required default description
file_path yes Path to the file containing credentials

Configuration Example

Please refer to the authentication section in the StackStorm documentation for basic setup concept. The following is an example of the auth section in the StackStorm configuration file for the flat-file backend.

mode = standalone
backend = flat_file
backend_kwargs = {"file_path": "/path/to/.htpasswd"}
enable = True
use_ssl = True
cert = /path/to/ssl/cert/file
key = /path/to/ssl/key/file
logging = /path/to/st2auth.logging.conf
api_url =
debug = False

The following is an sample htpasswd command to generate a password file with a user entry.

htpasswd -cs /path/to/.htpasswd stark

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Authentication backend for StackStorm which stores authentication information in a htpasswd compatible file on disk.




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