Authelia is an open-source authentication and authorization server providing 2-factor authentication and single sign-on (SSO) for your applications via a web portal. It acts as a companion of reverse proxies like nginx, Traefik or HAProxy to let them know whether queries should pass through. Unauthenticated user are redirected to Authelia Sign-in portal instead.
Documentation is available at https://docs.authelia.com.
The architecture is shown in the diagram below.
BREAKING NEWS: Authelia v4 has been released! Please read BREAKING.md if you want to migrate from v3 to v4. Otherwise, start fresh in v4 and enjoy!
Here is what Authelia's portal looks like
Here is the list of the main available features:
- Several kind of second factor:
- Password reset with identity verification using email confirmation.
- Single-factor only authentication method available.
- Access restriction after too many authentication attempts.
- Fine-grained access control per subdomain, user, resource and network.
- Support of basic authentication for endpoints protected by single factor.
- Highly available using a remote database and Redis as a highly available KV store.
- Compatible with Kubernetes ingress-nginx controller out of the box.
For more details about the features, follow Features.
You can start utilising Authelia with the provided
The Local compose bundle is intended to test Authelia without worrying about configuration. It's meant to be used for scenarios where the server is not be exposed to the internet. Domains will be defined in the local hosts file and self-signed certificates will be utilised.
The Lite compose bundle is intended for scenarios where the server will be exposed to the internet, domains and DNS will need to be setup accordingly and certificates will be generated through LetsEncrypt. The Lite element refers to minimal external dependencies; File based user storage, SQLite based configuration storage. In this configuration, the service will not scale well.
The Full compose bundle is intended for scenarios where the server will be exposed to the internet, domains and DNS will need to be setup accordingly and certificates will be generated through LetsEncrypt. The Full element refers to a scalable setup which includes external dependencies; LDAP based user storage, Database based configuration storage (MariaDB, MySQL or Postgres).
Now that you have tested Authelia and you want to try it out in your own infrastructure, you can learn how to deploy and use it with Deployment. This guide will show you how to deploy it on bare metal as well as on Kubernetes.
Security is taken very seriously here, therefore we follow the rule of responsible disclosure and we encourage you to do so.
For details about security measures implemented in Authelia, please follow this link.
If you want to contribute to Authelia, check the documentation available here.
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