Configure an Authenticator
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The most common login method is username and password. The Curity Identity Server provides an authenticator called
html-form that is suitable for setting up a login with username and password. It uses a Credential Manager to verify the credentials, which in turn uses a data-source. It can also be configured with an Account Manager to allow for user self-signup.
This tutorial makes use of the Credential Manager and Account Manager that were created as part of the First Configuration Tutorial.
Open the Authentication profile by clicking the Profiles button in the top bar. Click the Authentication Service box to open the General page of the profile.
Select the Authenticators page in the sidebar menu of the Authentication Service.
Click New Authenticator on the authenticator page, and type the name
username-password. Select the
HTML-Form Authenticator type in the grid of authenticators and click next.
The HTML Form authenticator needs a Credential Manager in order to verify credentials and optionally an Account Manager for user registration. Select the
default-account-manager as account manager and
default-credential-manager as credential manager.
Commit the changes via the Changes menu.
Optionally add a commit message.
The first authenticator is configured. It can now be used when moving on with OAuth and OpenID Connect, or any other integration that requires user authentication.
Now you have your first authenticator configured. The next step is to configure an OAuth client.