[keycloak-dev] per-client authentication flows

Marek Posolda mposolda at redhat.com
Wed Jan 24 06:07:20 EST 2018

Bill, I've added few minor comments to your PR.

Does it makes sense to support authentication flows per clientTemplate 
too? Or is it just unnecessary complication? I wonder if it's similar to 
newly added themeSelector and thinking if we can have fallback chain 
like: client -> clientTemplate -> realm .


On 22/01/18 19:21, Stian Thorgersen wrote:
> On 22 January 2018 at 16:17, Bill Burke <bburke at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 2:48 AM, Stian Thorgersen <sthorger at redhat.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I missed the part about code grant flow being used regardless. Of course
>> the
>>> spec doesn't even mandate the user-agent is a web browser, just says it
>>> typically is.
>>> I think acr/display (or some other query parameter) vs a different flow
>>> boils down to usability. Basically is it simpler to have one "dynamic"
>> flow
>>> or is it simpler to just have separate flows. I think in most cases
>> you're
>>> right and it will probably be cleaner and simpler to simply have
>> different
>>> flows.
>>> Did you think about including this new flow OOTB? Is it OSIN specific or
>> is
>>> it a generic non-web version of the regular web based flow?
>> I want to reorganize auth flows a bit so that we can catagorize them
>> and provide a plugin mechanism so the admin console can dynamically
>> show which flows can be configured (browser, direct grant, ecp,
>> etc..).  There's a lot to be done here, but probably just putting in
>> enough at the moment to get the OSIN replacement going.
>>> Another thing is the user-agent always controlled by the client? Or
>> could a
>>> single client have different user-agents.
>> They don't really have that concept.  There's a client config variable
>> "respondWithChallenges".  When set, server responds with 401
>> challenges.
> I was also wondering if other (non OSIN) clients would want to use more
> than one flow, but probably not.
>> --
>> Bill Burke
>> Red Hat
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