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Chef Automate - User Auth via JWT

Chef Automate frontend UI would support user authentication via JWT.

Link: https://jwt.io/introduction/

Basically the idea would be that we could configure Chef Automate with;
1. trusted header name to look for a JWT
2. a trusted issuer of those JWTs via a standardized URL

The JWT includes "claims" (aka attributes) about the user. So we could then map those claims to the Chef Automate username and even Chef Automate teams the way SAML config does now.

  • Johnny Ramos
  • Jul 16 2020
  • Under Consideration
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  • Johnny Ramos commented
    16 Jul 11:30pm

    Probably best to open that door to let us ingest our own.

  • Johnny Ramos commented
    16 Jul 11:29pm

    Seems Chef Automate does this within it's own calls after user logs in with currently supported methods.