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Client Credentials Grant

Aidbox supports machine to machine (m2m) authentication via client credentials oAuth 2.0 flow

Description

The Client Credentials grant is used when applications request an access token to access their own resources, not on behalf of a user (for example, background services and daemons). It must be used only by confidential clients.
Basic scheme
Aidbox OAuth module supports Client Credentials Grant flow in different formats. The first one is in strict adherence to specification for better compatibility. The second one uses JSON request as a more modern and simple way. Read the official OAuth 2.0 specification for more details.

Configure Client

To start using this flow you have to create and configure Client. The only required parameters is secret and you also have to enable this flow for client by grant_types: ['client_credentials']
create new api client
PUT /Client/api-client
Accept: text/yaml
Content-Type: text/yaml
secret: verysecret
grant_types:
- client_credentials
You can also configure token's format and expiration, as well refresh the token:
attribute
options
desc
auth.client_credentials.token_format
jwt
use access token in jwt format
auth.client_credentials.access_token_expiration
int (seconds)
token expiration time from issued at
auth.client_credentials.refresh_token
true/false
enable refresh_token
auth.client_credentials.refresh_token_expiration
int (seconds)
refresh token expiration time from issued or last usage
create new api client
PUT /Client/api-client
Accept: text/yaml
Content-Type: text/yaml
secret: verysecret
grant_types:
- client_credentials
auth:
client_credentials:
access_token_expiration: 600 # 10 minutes
token_format: jwt
refresh_token: true
refresh_token_expiration: 86400 # 1 day
Since by default new client has no access to any resources, you probably want to configure AccessPolicy for this specific client:
create policy
PUT /AccessPolicy/api-client
Accept: text/yaml
Content-Type: text/yaml
engine: allow
link:
- id: api-client
resourceType: Client

Get Access Token

The next step is to exchange client id and secret for Access Token.
Using Basic & form-url-encoded:
using-basic
POST /auth/token
Authorization: Basic base64(client.id, client.secret)
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
grant_type=client_credentials
Or by JSON request:
json-request
POST /auth/token
Content-Type: application/json
{
"grant_type": "client_credentials",
"client_id": "api-client",
"client_secret": "verysecret"
}
For simple client configuration you will get JSON with access_token in response:
token-response
status: 200
{
"token_type": "Bearer",
"access_token": "ZjQyNGFhY2EtNTY2MS00NjVjLWEzYmEtMjIwYjFkNDI5Yjhi"
}
For JWT with refresh token you will get something like this:
status: 200
{
"token_type": "Bearer",
"expires_in": 3000,
"access_token": "eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpc3MiOiJodHRwOi8vbG9jYWxob3N0OjgwODEiLCJzdWIiOiJhdXRoLWNsaWVudCIsImlhdCI6MTU1NDQ3MDA3NCwianRpIjoiOWJlMTY1YzMtOTQzZS00NGU0LTkxMWEtYzk1OGY3MWRhMTdkIiwiYXVkIjoiaHR0cDovL3Jlc291cmNlLnNlcnZlci5jb20iLCJleHAiOjE1NTQ0NzMwNzR9.cR9N1Z-pKidENTrtYu5aVADRzAigZM6RvoFAzbeLkBecRcY03j4VVXnqRG1yJo744FvJ0qfetHQ2JTSQFxLrtQ",
"refresh_token": "eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpc3MiOiJodHRwOi8vbG9jYWxob3N0OjgwODEiLCJzdWIiOiJhdXRoLWNsaWVudCIsImp0aSI6IjliZTE2NWMzLTk0M2UtNDRlNC05MTFhLWM5NThmNzFkYTE3ZCIsInR5cCI6InJlZnJlc2gifQ.lsxtjkW0MVku4lh1W-vOEz-4wJjRN-Dkmbt2NpjezPAGj-z7FBGVyKVfH8Q0nY0smuvUnkXEAxajIb_zZdXQtw"
}

Audience

If you use JWT token format and provide in token request additional parameter audience, resulting token will set aud claim into value you've sent.
The "aud" (audience) claim identifies the recipients that the JWT is
intended for. Each principal intended to process the JWT MUST
identify itself with a value in the audience claim. If the principal
processing the claim does not identify itself with a value in the
"aud" claim when this claim is present, then the JWT MUST be
rejected. In the general case, the "aud" value is an array of case-
sensitive strings, each containing a StringOrURI value. In the
special case when the JWT has one audience, the "aud" value MAY be a
single case-sensitive string containing a StringOrURI value. The
interpretation of audience values is generally application specific.

Using Access Token

You can use access token in Authorization header for Aidbox API calls:
authorized-request
GET /Patient
Authorization: Bearer ZjQyNGFhY2EtNTY2MS00NjVjLWEzYmEtMjIwYjFkNDI5Yjhi
curl -H 'Authorization: Bearer ZjQyNGFhY2EtNTY2MS00NjVjLWEzYmEtMjIwYjFkNDI5Yjhi' /Patient

Refresh Access Token

To get new access token using refresh token
request
response
POST /auth/token
Content-Type: application/json
{
"grant_type": "refresh_token",
"client_id": "webapp",
"refresh_token": "eyJhb..PloA"
}
status: 200
{
"access_token": "eyJh..D8YA", # new access_token
"expores_id": 600
}

Revoke Access Token (Close Session)

Aidbox create Session (resource) for each Access Token that can be closed with the special endpoint DELETE /Session with the token in the Authorization header:
close-session
DELETE /Session
Authorization: Bearer ZjQyNGFhY2EtNTY2MS00NjVjLWEzYmEtMjIwYjFkNDI5Yjhi
Session is just Resource and you can inspect and manipulate with sessions by standard Search & CRUD API for example get all sessions - GET /Session

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