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Before You Begin

You are required to utilize a unique client id and a unique and random client secret for all OpenID Connect relying parties. You should not use the client secret in this example, you should randomly generate one yourself. You may also choose to utilize a different client id, it’s completely up to you.

This example makes the following assumptions:

  • Application Root URL:
  • Authelia Root URL:
  • Client ID: gitlab
  • Client Secret: gitlab_client_secret



To configure GitLab to utilize Authelia as an OpenID Connect Provider:

  1. Add the Omnibus OpenID Connect OmniAuth configuration to gitlab.rb:
gitlab_rails['omniauth_providers'] = [
    name: "openid_connect",
    label: "Authelia",
    icon: "",
    args: {
      name: "openid_connect",
      scope: ["openid","profile","email","groups"],
      response_type: "code",
      issuer: "",
      discovery: true,
      client_auth_method: "query",
      uid_field: "preferred_username",
      send_scope_to_token_endpoint: "false",
      client_options: {
        identifier: "gitlab",
        secret: "gitlab_client_secret",
        redirect_uri: ""


The following YAML configuration is an example Authelia client configuration for use with GitLab which will operate with the above example:

- id: gitlab
  description: GitLab
  secret: gitlab_client_secret
  public: false
  authorization_policy: two_factor
    - openid
    - profile
    - groups
    - email
  userinfo_signing_algorithm: none

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