» /sys/auth

The /sys/auth endpoint is used to list, create, update, and delete auth methods. Auth methods convert user or machine-supplied information into a token which can be used for all future requests.

» List Auth Methods

This endpoint lists all enabled auth methods.

Method Path Produces
GET /sys/auth 200 application/json

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/auth

» Sample Response

{
  "github/": {
    "type": "github",
    "description": "GitHub auth"
  },
  "token/": {
    "config": {
      "default_lease_ttl": 0,
      "max_lease_ttl": 0
    },
    "description": "token based credentials",
    "type": "token"
  }
}

» Enable Auth Method

This endpoint enables a new auth method. After enabling, the auth method can be accessed and configured via the auth path specified as part of the URL. This auth path will be nested under the auth prefix.

For example, enable the "foo" auth method will make it accessible at /auth/foo.

  • sudo required – This endpoint requires sudo capability in addition to any path-specific capabilities.
Method Path Produces
POST /sys/auth/:path 204 (empty body)

» Parameters

  • path (string: <required>) – Specifies the path in which to enable the auth method. This is part of the request URL.

  • description (string: "") – Specifies a human-friendly description of the auth method.

  • type (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the authentication method type, such as "github" or "token".

  • config (map<string|string>: nil) – Specifies configuration options for this auth method. These are the possible values:

    • default_lease_ttl (string: "") - The default lease duration, specified as a string duration like "5s" or "30m".
    • max_lease_ttl (string: "") - The maximum lease duration, specified as a string duration like "5s" or "30m".
    • plugin_name (string: "") - The name of the plugin in the plugin catalog to use.
    • audit_non_hmac_request_keys (array: []) - Comma-separated list of keys that will not be HMAC'd by audit devices in the request data object.
    • audit_non_hmac_response_keys (array: []) - Comma-separated list of keys that will not be HMAC'd by audit devices in the response data object.
    • listing_visibility (string: "") - Speficies whether to show this mount in the UI-specific listing endpoint.
    • passthrough_request_headers (array: []) - Comma-separated list of headers to whitelist and pass from the request to the backend.

    The plugin_name can be provided in the config map or as a top-level option, with the former taking precedence.

  • plugin_name (string: "") – Specifies the name of the auth plugin to use based from the name in the plugin catalog. Applies only to plugin methods.

Additionally, the following options are allowed in Vault open-source, but relevant functionality is only supported in Vault Enterprise:

  • local (bool: false) – Specifies if the auth method is a local only. Local auth methods are not replicated nor (if a secondary) removed by replication.

» Sample Payload

{
  "type": "github",
  "description": "Login with GitHub"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/auth/my-auth

» Disable Auth Method

This endpoint disables the auth method at the given auth path.

  • sudo required – This endpoint requires sudo capability in addition to any path-specific capabilities.
Method Path Produces
DELETE /sys/auth/:path 204 (empty body)

» Parameters

  • path (string: <required>) – Specifies the path to disable. This is part of the request URL.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/auth/my-auth

» Read Auth Method Tuning

This endpoint reads the given auth path's configuration. This endpoint requires sudo capability on the final path, but the same functionality can be achieved without sudo via sys/mounts/auth/[auth-path]/tune.

  • sudo required – This endpoint requires sudo capability in addition to any path-specific capabilities.
Method Path Produces
GET /sys/auth/:path/tune 200 application/json

» Parameters

  • path (string: <required>) – Specifies the path in which to tune.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/auth/my-auth/tune

» Sample Response

{
  "default_lease_ttl": 3600,
  "max_lease_ttl": 7200
}

» Tune Auth Method

Tune configuration parameters for a given auth path. This endpoint requires sudo capability on the final path, but the same functionality can be achieved without sudo via sys/mounts/auth/[auth-path]/tune.

  • sudo required – This endpoint requires sudo capability in addition to any path-specific capabilities.
Method Path Produces
POST /sys/auth/:path/tune 204 (empty body)

» Parameters

  • default_lease_ttl (int: 0) – Specifies the default time-to-live. If set on a specific auth path, this overrides the global default.

  • max_lease_ttl (int: 0) – Specifies the maximum time-to-live. If set on a specific auth path, this overrides the global default.

  • description (string: "") – Specifies the description of the mount. This overrides the current stored value, if any.

  • audit_non_hmac_request_keys (array: []) - Specifies the comma-separated list of keys that will not be HMAC'd by audit devices in the request data object.

  • audit_non_hmac_response_keys (array: []) - Specifies the comma-separated list of keys that will not be HMAC'd by audit devices in the response data object.

  • listing_visibility (string: "") - Speficies whether to show this mount in the UI-specific listing endpoint. Valid values are "unauth" or "".

  • passthrough_request_headers (array: []) - Comma-separated list of headers to whitelist and pass from the request to the backend.

» Sample Payload

{
  "default_lease_ttl": 1800,
  "max_lease_ttl": 86400
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/auth/my-auth/tune