vertx-pac4j project is an easy and powerful security library for Vert.x 4 web applications and web services which supports authentication and authorization, but also application logout and advanced features like CSRF protection.
It supports authentication and authorization, but also advanced features like session fixation and CSRF protection.
It's based on Java 11, Vert.x 4.2 and on the pac4j security engine v5. It's available under the Apache 2 license.
- A client represents an authentication mechanism. It performs the login process and returns a user profile. An indirect client is for web applications authentication while a direct client is for web services authentication:
▸ OAuth - SAML - CAS - OpenID Connect - HTTP - OpenID - Google App Engine - Kerberos - LDAP - SQL - JWT - MongoDB - CouchDB - IP address - REST API
- An authorizer is meant to check authorizations on the authenticated user profile(s) or on the current web context:
▸ Roles/permissions - Anonymous/remember-me/(fully) authenticated - Profile type, attribute - CORS - CSRF - Security headers - IP address, HTTP method
A matcher defines whether the
SecurityHandlermust be applied and can be used for additional web processing
SecurityHandlerprotects an url by checking that the user is authenticated and that the authorizations are valid, according to the clients and authorizers configuration. If the user is not authenticated, it performs authentication for direct clients or starts the login process for indirect clients
CallbackHandlerfinishes the login process for an indirect client
LogoutHandlerlogs out the user from the application and triggers the logout at the identity provider level.
- the callback configuration, only for web applications
The demo webapp: vertx-pac4j-demo is available for tests and implement many authentication mechanisms: Facebook, Twitter, form, basic auth, CAS, SAML, OpenID Connect, Strava, JWT...
See the migration guide as well.