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Server

The server section configures and tunes the http server module Authelia uses.

Configuration

server:
  host: 0.0.0.0
  port: 9091
  path: ""
  read_buffer_size: 4096
  write_buffer_size: 4096
  enable_pprof: false
  enable_expvars: false
  disable_healthcheck: false
  tls:
    key: ""
    certificate: ""

Options

host

type: string

default: 0.0.0.0

required: no

Defines the address to listen on. See also port. Should typically be 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.1, the former for containerized environments and the later for daemonized environments like init.d and systemd.

Note: If utilising an IPv6 literal address it must be enclosed by square brackets and quoted:

host: "[fd00:1111:2222:3333::1]"

port

type: integer

default: 9091

required: no

Defines the port to listen on. See also host.

path

type: string

default: “”

required: no

Authelia by default is served from the root / location, either via its own domain or subdomain.

Modifying this setting will allow you to serve Authelia out from a specified base path. Please note that currently only a single level path is supported meaning slashes are not allowed, and only alphanumeric characters are supported.

Example: https://auth.example.com/, https://example.com/

server:
  path: ""

Example: https://auth.example.com/authelia/, https://example.com/authelia/

server:
  path: authelia

asset_path

type: string

default: “”

required: no

Authelia by default serves all static assets from an embedded filesystem in the Go binary.

Modifying this setting will allow you to override and serve specific assets for Authelia from a specified path. All files that can be overridden are documented below and must be placed in the asset_path with a flat file structure.

Example:

/config/assets/
├── favicon.ico
└── logo.png
Asset File name
Favicon favicon.ico
Logo logo.png

read_buffer_size

type: integer

default: 4096

required: no

Configures the maximum request size. The default of 4096 is generally sufficient for most use cases.

write_buffer_size

type: integer

default: 4096

required: no

Configures the maximum response size. The default of 4096 is generally sufficient for most use cases.

enable_pprof

type: boolean

default: false

required: no

Enables the go pprof endpoints.

enable_expvars

type: boolean

default: false

required: no

Enables the go expvars endpoints.

disable_healthcheck

type: boolean

default: false

required: no

On startup Authelia checks for the existence of /app/healthcheck.sh and /app/.healthcheck.env and if both of these exist it writes the configuration vars for the healthcheck to the /app/.healthcheck.env file. In instances where this is not desirable it’s possible to disable these interactions entirely.

An example situation where this is the case is in Kubernetes when set security policies that prevent writing to the ephemeral storage of a container or just don’t want to enable the internal health check.

tls

Authelia typically listens for plain unencrypted connections. This is by design as most environments allow to security on lower areas of the OSI model. However it required, if you specify both the tls key and tls certificate options, Authelia will listen for TLS connections.

key

type: string (path)

default: “”

required: situational

The path to the private key for TLS connections. Must be in DER base64/PEM format.

certificate

type: string (path)

default: “”

required: situational

The path to the public certificate for TLS connections. Must be in DER base64/PEM format.

Additional Notes

Buffer Sizes

The read and write buffer sizes generally should be the same. This is because when Authelia verifies if the user is authorized to visit a URL, it also sends back nearly the same size response as the request. However you’re able to tune these individually depending on your needs.

Asset Overrides

If replacing the Logo for your Authelia portal it is recommended to upload a transparent PNG of your desired logo. Authelia will automatically resize the logo to an appropriate size to present in the frontend.