The Gluu Server is a container distribution of free open source software for identity and access management (IAM). It provides centralized authentication and authorization services to SaaS, custom, open source, and commercial web and mobile applications.
- Single Sign-On (SSO) - the Gluu Server is an identity provider (IDP) in SSO workflows. Users from web and mobile applications are redirected to Gluu for "sign-on" and then redirected back to applications with an active session and claims (or attributes) about themselves.
- Strong Authentication - a central authentication system like Gluu enforces strong authentication for many applications, in one place. Gluu supports a range of authentication mechanisms.
- Access Management - the Gluu Server supports the User Managed Access (UMA) 2.0 profile of OAuth 2.0, which provides a RESTful, JSON-based approach to coordinating the protection of APIs and web resources.
- Directory Service - all data used and generated by the Gluu Server is stored in the local Gluu LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), which is deployed during installation. OpenDJ is Gluu’s default LDAP platform, but other LDAP platforms are supported as well.
- Identity Management - Gluu lets you manage identity and object data like profiles, configuration data, tokens, and credentials through the "oxTrust" admin interface or an LDAP browser.
🤖 As described by AI
(written by AI, edited by humans)
The Gluu Authentication Server software, or Gluu Server, is an open-source identity and access management (IAM) platform designed to provide centralized authentication, authorization, and federation services. It allows organizations to implement secure and scalable authentication solutions for their web and mobile applications.
The Gluu Server utilizes various open standards and protocols, like OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML, and UMA (User-Managed Access), to enable secure identity and access management capabilities. It acts as a central identity provider, allowing users to authenticate themselves and access authorized resources across different applications and services.
By leveraging the Gluu Server and its directory service, organizations can establish a secure and flexible authentication infrastructure that supports single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), and integration with external identity providers. This helps streamline user access management and enhances the security of their applications and resources.
👟 Getting started with Gluu
The first step is to prepare a virtual machine (VM) for a single-node Gluu Server deployment. Once the server is ready, you can install Gluu on one of the supported operating systems.
If using Docker, first see the prerequisites, and then follow Gluu’s installation guide to get credentials, obtain files for deployment, customize installation, and deploy the Gluu server.