Enable Basic authentication
Enable Basic authentication for your Quarkus project and allow users to authenticate with a username and password.
You have installed at least one extension that provides an
IdentityProviderbased on username and password. For example:
The following procedure outlines how you can enable Basic authentication for your application by using the
application.propertiesfile, set the
Optional: In a non-production environment only and purely for testing Quarkus Security in your applications:
To enable authentication for the embedded realm, set the
You can also configure the required user credentials, user name, secret, and roles. For example:
quarkus.http.auth.basic=true quarkus.security.users.embedded.enabled=true quarkus.security.users.embedded.plain-text=true quarkus.security.users.embedded.users.alice=alice (1) quarkus.security.users.embedded.users.bob=bob (2) quarkus.security.users.embedded.roles.alice=admin (1) quarkus.security.users.embedded.roles.bob=user (2)
1 The user,
aliceas their password and
adminas their role.
2 The user,
bobas their password and
useras their role.
For information about other methods that you can use to configure the required user credentials, see the Configuring User Information section of the Quarkus "Security Testing" guide.
Configuring user names, secrets, and roles in the
application.propertiesfile is appropriate only for testing scenarios. For securing a production application, it is crucial to use a database to store this information.
For a more detailed walk-through that shows you how to configure Basic authentication together with Jakarta Persistence for storing user credentials in a database, see the Getting started with Security by using Basic authentication and Jakarta Persistence guide.