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External Authentication

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last_modification Published: Jan 1, 1970
last_modification Last Updated: Apr 13, 2024

Auth Mechanisms supported


Galaxy account


Authentication tweaks

In galaxy.yml:

Speaker Notes https://github.com/martenson/disposable-email-domains


Reverse proxy

In galaxy.yml:

Dedicated Galaxy external auth documentation.


General configuration


Nginx


Example PAM stack


Example nginx.conf

location / {
    auth_pam "Basic Auth Realm Name";
    auth_pam_service_name "nginx";
    ...
    proxy_set_header REMOTE_USER $remote_user;
}

The value of auth_pam_service_name must match the filename of the pam configuration you created in /etc/pam.d/ .

Dedicated Galaxy with Nginx documentation.


Apache httpd

The authentication module (basic authentication, mod_auth_kerb, mod_authnz_ldap, mod_auth_cas, Cosign, etc.) is responsible for providing a username, which we will pass through the proxy to Galaxy as $REMOTE_USER.

In addition to the modules above, mod_headers must be enabled in the Apache config, for some types of authentication.

Dedicated Galaxy with Apache documentation.


Galaxy Authentication Framework

Authenticate to external services directly in Galaxy

Available provider modules for:


Key Points

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