RAuth token based authentication system using Java and Redis
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RAuth - Reliable Robust Radix Authentication

RAuth token based authentication system build on top of Java and Redis.

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The general concept behind a RAuth token-based authentication system is simple. Allow users to enter their username and password in order to obtain a token which allows them to fetch a specific resource - without using their username and password. Once their token has been obtained, the user can offer the token - which offers access to a specific resource for a time period - to the remote site.

RAuth is a java library which provides token-based authentication system for all type of java projects or can run independently to support your existing system.


  • RAuth requires a separate directory containing app.properties file. For linux and unix operating systems it should be /opt/rauth/ and for windows it should be C:\rauth. Download property file from here: app.properties. I will write detail explaination of it soon.
  • Running instance of Redis. Follow this link to know how to install redis on your server/machine. (Please remove REDIS_AUTH from property file if you are not using redis authentication)
  • Running instance of your RDBMS. Sample SQL : rauth.db.sql

Generating Authentication Tokens

  • Add RAuth jar into your project.
  • RAuth provides a facility to create independent database connection pools as well. If you want to use your connection pooling mechanism you need to pass it to DataHelper class.
  • To authenticate a user simply call static method, RAuth.authUser("USERNAME", "PASSWORD");. This method will return User object. Payload is a JWT term represents content/information you want to put inside your token. Read more about JWT here.
User u = RAuth.authUser("username", "password");
if(u.getUserStatus().equals(UserStatus.ACTIVATE)) {							
	 * Add Your ACL Code Here ! RAuth future release will have it.
	String rtoken = RAuth.issueJwt(Audience, Payload);			
  • Store this token in your client and send it with your request to the server.

Authenticating Tokens

  • The method RAuth.authJwt(Audience, jwt) returns payload from the token. Extract and verify token from its payload. That's it. Isn't it really simple?

What's Next?

  • Good set of examples explaining single sign on feature, Cross devices authentication.
  • Implementing ORM to make it database independent
  • Detailed guide of system with Redis LRU Cache example.
  • LDAP Integration.

Thank you

Thanks for checking this out. If you have any questions, I'll be on Twitter. If you're using this, let me know! I'd love to see it. Let's make a simple, secure & scalable authentication system together!

  • Hardik Thaker.