A reverse proxy that provides authentication using Google OAuth2
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README.md

google_auth_proxy

A reverse proxy that provides authentication using Google OAuth2 to validate individual accounts, or a whole google apps domain.

Build Status

Architecture

    _______       ___________________       __________
    |Nginx| ----> |google_auth_proxy| ----> |upstream| 
    -------       -------------------       ----------
                          ||
                          \/
                  [google oauth2 api]

Installation

  1. Install Go
  2. $ go get github.com/bitly/google_auth_proxy. This should put the binary in $GOROOT/bin

OAuth Configuration

You will need to register an OAuth application with google, and configure it with Redirect URI(s) for the domain you intend to run google_auth_proxy on.

  1. Visit to Google Api Console https://code.google.com/apis/console/
  2. under "API Access", choose "Create an OAuth 2.0 Client ID"
  3. Edit the application settings, and list the Redirect URI(s) where you will run your application. For example: https://internalapp.yourcompany.com/oauth2/callback
  4. Make a note of the Client ID, and Client Secret and specify those values as command line arguments

Command Line Options

Usage of ./google_auth_proxy:
  -authenticated-emails-file="": authenticate against emails via file (one per line)
  -client-id="": the Google OAuth Client ID: ie: "123456.apps.googleusercontent.com"
  -client-secret="": the OAuth Client Secret
  -cookie-domain="": an optional cookie domain to force cookies to
  -cookie-secret="": the seed string for secure cookies
  -google-apps-domain="": authenticate against the given google apps domain
  -htpasswd-file="": additionally authenticate against a htpasswd file. Entries must be created with "htpasswd -s" for SHA encryption
  -http-address="127.0.0.1:4180": <addr>:<port> to listen on for HTTP clients
  -pass-basic-auth=true: pass HTTP Basic Auth information to upstream
  -redirect-url="": the OAuth Redirect URL. ie: "https://internalapp.yourcompany.com/oauth2/callback"
  -upstream=[]: the http url(s) of the upstream endpoint. If multiple, routing is based on path
  -version=false: print version string

Example Configuration

This example has a Nginx SSL endpoint proxying to google_auth_proxy on port 4180. google_auth_proxy then authenticates requests for an upstream application running on port 8080. The external endpoint for this example would be https://internal.yourcompany.com/.

An example Nginx config follows. Note the use of Strict-Transport-Security header to pin requests to SSL via HSTS:

server {
    listen 443 default ssl;
    server_name internal.yourcompany.com;
    ssl_certificate /path/to/cert.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key /path/to/cert.key;
    add_header Strict-Transport-Security max-age=1209600;

    location / {
        proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:4180;
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Scheme $scheme;
        proxy_connect_timeout 1;
        proxy_send_timeout 30;
        proxy_read_timeout 30;
    }
}

The command line to run google_auth_proxy would look like this:

./google_auth_proxy \
   --redirect-url="https://internal.yourcompany.com/oauth2/callback"  \
   --google-apps-domain="yourcompany.com"  \
   --upstream=http://127.0.0.1:8080/ \
   --cookie-secret=... \
   --client-id=... \
   --client-secret=...

Endpoint Documentation

Google auth proxy responds directly to the following endpoints. All other endpoints will be authenticated.

  • /oauth2/sign_in - the login page, which also doubles as a sign out page (it clears cookies)
  • /oauth2/start - a URL that will redirect to start the oauth cycle
  • /oauth2/callback - the URL used at the end of the oauth cycle