Tested Versions

Before You Begin

Common Notes

  1. You are required to utilize a unique client id for every client.
  2. The client id on this page is merely an example and you can theoretically use any alphanumeric string.
  3. You should not use the client secret in this example, We strongly recommend reading the Generating Client Secrets guide instead.


This example makes the following assumptions:

  • Application Root URL: https://portainer.example.com
  • Authelia Root URL: https://auth.example.com
  • Client ID: portainer
  • Client Secret: portainer_client_secret



To configure Portainer to utilize Authelia as an OpenID Connect 1.0 Provider:

  1. Visit Settings
  2. Visit Authentication
  3. Set the following values:
    1. Authentication Method: OAuth
    2. Provider: Custom
    3. Enable Automatic User Provision if you want users to automatically be created in Portainer.
    4. Client ID: portainer
    5. Client Secret: portainer_client_secret
    6. Authorization URL: https://auth.example.com/api/oidc/authorization
    7. Access Token URL: https://auth.example.com/api/oidc/token
    8. Resource URL: https://auth.example.com/api/oidc/userinfo
    9. Redirect URL: https://portainer.example.com
    10. User Identifier: preferred_username
    11. Scopes: openid profile groups email


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

- id: portainer
  description: Portainer
  secret: '$plaintext$portainer_client_secret'
  public: false
  authorization_policy: two_factor
    - https://portainer.example.com
    - openid
    - profile
    - groups
    - email
  userinfo_signing_algorithm: none

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