Mod Auth OpenIDC


Use a2enmod mod_auth_openidc and restart Apache for Debian

  • Complete Apache’s httpd.conf file. The following example requires customization according to your context.

The OIDCCryptoPassphrase parameter is used in particular for encrypting user session cookies.

  • For logging out users from inside the application, you have to associate a logout URL to an HTML element like a button or a link. This URL is defined by the redirect_uri with a logout= parameter and the post-logout URL in a URL-encoded format. For example, the logout URL could be: https://myapplication.tld/redirect_uri?logout=https%3A%2F%2Fmyapplication.tld

  • Setup Trustelem with the following parameters: - RedirectURI: this URL is defined in the web server configuration (see httpd.conf). With the previous example, the RedirectURI would be: https://myapplication.tld/redirect_uri - Login URL: the application’s URL starting the OIDC flow. It is used as a target for the application on the Trustelem user’s dashboard. With the previous example, the URL would be: https://myapplication.tld/sso-login - PostLogoutRedirectURI: the URL that indicates where to go after a logout. It is usually defined in the logout HTML element of your application. With the previous logout example, the PostLogout URL would be: https://myapplication.tld


  • The attributes sent by Trustelem are provided to the application under the designation $_SERVER[“OIDC_CLAIM_nom”], where the name is defined in the Trustelem-hosted script in the field called custom claims. For example, if you add the custom claim:

    You can find the user firstname into the variable $_SERVER[“OIDC_CLAIM_attr1”]

  • If the user authenticated with mod_auth_openidc doesn’t exist in the application, we recommend to create the user using the attributes sent by Trustelem. This auto-provisoning system enables the implementation of internal rights management based on attributes sent by Trustelem. This completes access control policies defined in Trustelem.