Sinopia authentication plugin that delegates authentication to another HTTP URL
We use Kerberos for authentication. Developers are accustomed to be able to use
the same password everywhere in the organisation to gain access to resources
that they need for their work. This should also apply to our private
How does it work?
Basically, authentication is delegated to another website where Kerberos authentication is already set up. The Sinopia authentication plugin is given the URL of this website. Whenever the user tries to authenticate with Sinopia using a username-password combination, Sinopia makes an HTTP request in the background to this URL with the credentials that the user supplied. When the website returns an HTTP 200 response, the password is considered correct and the user is authenticated in Sinopia. In all other cases, authentication fails.
$ npm install sinopia-delegated-auth
Add to your
auth: delegated-auth: url: "https://some.other.site.com/auth"
Sinopia sends an HTTP Basic authentication request to the delegate website. The
usual security considerations for HTTP Basic authentication apply here: don't
do it over an unencrypted channel unless you are absolutely sure that
unauthorised parties cannot intercept the communication and inspect the
password in the Authorization header. Use
https if you can.