» Configure the Identity Tokens Backend

This endpoint updates configurations for OIDC-compliant identity tokens issued by Vault.

Method Path
POST identity/oidc/config

» Parameters

  • issuer (string: "") – Issuer URL to be used in the iss claim of the token. If not set, Vault's api_addr will be used. The issuer is a case sensitive URL using the https scheme that contains scheme, host, and optionally, port number and path components, but no query or fragment components.

» Sample Payload

{
  "issuer": "https://example.com:1234"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/config

» Sample Response

{
  "data": null,
  "warnings": [
    "If \"issuer\" is set explicitly, all tokens must be validated against that address, including those issued by secondary clusters. Setting issuer to \"\" will restore the default behavior of using the cluster's api_addr as the issuer."
  ],
}

» Read Configurations for the Identity Tokens Backend

This endpoint queries vault identity tokens configurations.

Method Path
GET identity/oidc/config

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/config

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "issuer": "https://example.com:1234"
  },
}

» Create a Named Key

This endpoint creates or updates a named key which is used by a role to sign tokens.

Method Path
POST identity/oidc/key/:name

» Parameters

  • name (string) – Name of the named key.

  • rotation_period (int or time string: "24h") - How often to generate a new signing key. Can be specified as a number of seconds or as a time string like "30m" or "6h".

  • verification_ttl (int or time string: "24h") - Controls how long the public portion of a signing key will be available for verification after being rotated.

  • allowed_client_ids (list: []) - Array of role client ids allowed to use this key for signing. If empty, no roles are allowed. If "*", all roles are allowed.

  • algorithm (string: "RS256") - Signing algorithm to use. Allowed values are: RS256 (default), RS384, RS512, ES256, ES384, ES512, EdDSA.

» Sample Payload

{
  "rotation_period":"12h",
  "verification_ttl":43200,
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/key/named-key-001

» Read a Named Key

This endpoint queries a named key and returns its configurations.

Method Path
GET identity/oidc/key/:name

» Parameters

  • name (string) – Name of the key.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/key/named-key-001

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "algorithm": "RS256",
    "rotation_period": 43200,
    "verification_ttl": 43200
  },
}

» Delete a Named Key

This endpoint deletes a named key.

Method Path
DELETE identity/oidc/key/:name

» Parameters

  • name (string) – Name of the key.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/key/named-key-001

» List Named Keys

This endpoint will List all named keys.

Method Path
LIST identity/oidc/key

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request LIST \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/key

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "keys": [
      "named-key-001",
      "named-key-002"
    ]
  },
}

» Rotate a Named Key

This endpoint rotates a named key.

Method Path
POST identity/oidc/key/:name/rotate

» Parameters

  • name (string) – Name of the key to be rotated.

  • verification_ttl (string: <optional>) - Controls how long the public portion of the key will be available for verification after being rotated. Setting verification_ttl here will override the verification_ttl set on the key.

» Sample Payload

{
  "verification_ttl": 0
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/key/named-key-001/rotate

» Create or Update a Role

Create or update a role. ID tokens are generated against a role and signed against a named key.

Method Path
POST identity/oidc/role/:name

» Parameters

  • name (string) – Name of the role.

  • key (string) – A configured named key, the key must already exist.

  • template (string: <optional>) - The template string to use for generating tokens. This may be in string-ified JSON or base64 format.

  • ttl (int or time string: "24h") - TTL of the tokens generated against the role. Can be specified as a number of seconds or as a time string like "30m" or "6h".

» Sample Payload

{
  "key": "named-key-001",
  "ttl":"12h"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/role/role-001

» Read a Role

This endpoint queries a role and returs its configuration.

Method Path
GET identity/oidc/role/:name

» Parameters

  • name (string) – Name of the role.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/role/role-001

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "client_id": "PGE8tf4RmJkDwvjI1FgARkXEmH",
    "key": "named-key-001",
    "template": "",
    "ttl": 43200
  },
}

» Delete a Role

This endpoint deletes a role.

Method Path
DELETE identity/oidc/role/:name

» Parameters

  • name (string) – Name of the role.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/role/role-001

» List Roles

This endpoint will list all signing keys.

Method Path
LIST identity/oidc/role

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request LIST \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/role

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "keys": [
      "role-001",
      "role-002",
      "testrole"
    ]
  },
}

» Generate a Signed ID Token

Use this endpoint to generate a signed ID (OIDC) token.

Method Path
POST identity/oidc/token/:name

» Parameters

  • name (string: "") – The name of the role against which to generate a signed ID token

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/token/role-001

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "client_id": "P6CfCzyHsQY4pMcA6kWAOCItA7",
    "token": "eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsImtpZCI6IjJkMGI4YjlkLWYwNGQtNzFlYy1iNjc0LWM3MzU4NDMyYmM1YiJ9.eyJhdWQiOiJQNkNmQ3p5SHNRWTRwTWNBNmtXQU9DSXRBNyIsImV4cCI6MTU2MTQ4ODQxMiwiaWF0IjoxNTYxNDAyMDEyLCJpc3MiOiJodHRwczovL2V4YW1wbGUuY29tOjEyMzQiLCJzdWIiOiI2YzY1ZWFmNy1kNGY0LTEzMzMtMDJiYy0xYzc1MjE5YzMxMDIifQ.IcbWTmks7P5eVtwmIBl5rL1B88MI55a9JJuYVLIlwE9aP_ilXpX5fE38CDm5PixDDVJb8TI2Q_FO4GMMH0ymHDO25ZvA917WcyHCSBGaQlgcS-WUL2fYTqFjSh-pezszaYBgPuGvH7hJjlTZO6g0LPCyUWat3zcRIjIQdXZum-OyhWAelQlveEL8sOG_ldyZ8v7fy7GXDxfJOK1kpw5AX9DXJKylbwZTBS8tLb-7edq8uZ0lNQyWy9VPEW_EEIZvGWy0AHua-Loa2l59GRRP8mPxuMYxH_c88x1lsSw0vH9E3rU8AXLyF3n4d40PASXEjZ-7dnIf4w4hf2P4L0xs_g",
    "ttl": 86400
  },
}

» Introspect a signed ID Token

This endpoint can verify the authenticity and active state of a signed ID token.

Method Path
POST identity/oidc/introspect

» Parameters

  • token (string) – A signed OIDC compliant ID token

  • client_id (string: <optional>) - Specifying the client ID optimizes validation time

» Sample Payload

{
  "token": "eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsImtpZCI6ImE4NDQ4YmVkLTk4ZTMtMDNhMC01ODY4LTdmOWYyZDc5NWY2NSJ9.eyJhdWQiOiJpUDdyV1A4dmhDVFFpOTAydGhaR0hUazJMbyIsImV4cCI6MTU2MTQ4OTE0OSwiaWF0IjoxNTYxNDAyNzQ5LCJpc3MiOiJodHRwOi8vMTI3LjAuMC4xOjgyMDAvdjEvaWRlbnRpdHkvb2lkYyIsInN1YiI6IjQ1NDQxZTg3LWMyMWQtYzY5NS0wNGM3LWU0YmU4MGU1M2Y0ZiJ9.IYZx1bBofBgwphLZggugFUE7V3ZLFDNr0UYv3hhc4RlIu5WgFZPRjpKVXPdORozYJJB_37aJW6qm5j8nNSz4WrWUmMcrVxoZi2VBExu-GcHHniEPRryR9t_45rqP2MycLBz0dICOjFDWvfkp6ddyCsQfkRnplPGCaN67MUEdgYQf5QNyxaG-yabRPiATY_OtXSjiNsMhJe6ZloYTZZc9gTTfKcKQf4mfy5yRY6471qkqeTuYNhKjwdkEnCSaEjHmCdZOYC5DAet16eQ7ankcwBno17_zs7vbPmkXNttALOrjSQgGe1td1SCfZeg5UOs7_IPk0qqdwOdyQ8wsrDmSyg"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/introspect

» Sample Response

{
  "active": true
}

» Read .well-known Configurations

Query this path to retrieve a set of claims about the identity tokens' configuration. The response is a compliant OpenID Provider Configuration Response.

Method Path
GET identity/oidc/.well-known/openid-configuration

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/.well-known/openid-configuration

» Sample Response

{
  "issuer": "https://example.com:1234",
  "authorization_endpoint": "",
  "token_endpoint": "",
  "jwks_uri": "https://example.com:1234/.well-known/keys",
  "response_types_supported": null,
  "subject_types_supported": [
    "public"
  ],
  "id_token_signing_alg_values_supported": [
    "RS256"
  ],
  "scopes_supported": null,
  "token_endpoint_auth_methods_supported": null,
  "claims_supported": null
}

» Read Active Public Keys

Query this path to retrieve the public portion of named keys. Clients can use this to validate the authenticity of an identity token.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/oidc/.well-known/keys

» Sample Response

{
  "keys": [
    {
      "use": "sig",
      "kty": "RSA",
      "kid": "94178020-55b5-e18d-b32b-1010ba5a35b4",
      "alg": "RS256",
      "n": "1bt-V8T7g0zr7koNbdppFrUM5YrnybPDOt-cK3MKmL1FcN3aOltCw9tCYStHgm8mIz_DJ1HgIjA-DcK_O9gacEGFCidUuudV8O4TixToHEVyRe1yXu-Q98hwkm9JtFF9PvMzDXhn4s3bLanOZzO15JAdVCo0JnwSIT9Ay3LxPLbWHYbPj7ROScuvic99OyvWz87qBK-AoXmxo9lRNY39LtieMr1D2iq0HvtjHkfiarr34CSTcuksknOsY49BU5ktrs_YJSEVpeRQ8RywY1sWrq8w_UmGsNFfPr--crXQw0ekJCXzmotsRHE5jwMuhjuucVlnyQFBYEdfDB_iPbC7Hw",
      "e": "AQAB"
    }
  ]
}