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Callback endpoint: (v4.3)

To handle authentication for web applications, the pac4j implementation provides a callback endpoint which delegates the work to the DefaultCallbackLogic component.

For indirect clients (like Facebook), the user is redirected to an external identity provider for login and then back to the application on the callback endpoint.

1) Behavior

The DefaultCallbackLogic has the following behaviour:

  1. the credentials are extracted from the current request to fetch the user profile (from the identity provider) which is then saved (or not) in the web session

  2. finally, the user is redirected back to the originally requested url (or to the defaultUrl).

2) Options

The following options are available:

a) config

It’s the security configuration.

b) defaultUrl

It’s the default URL after login if no URL was originally requested. It is an optional parameter which equals / by default.

c) saveInSession

It indicates whether the profile should be saved into the web session. It is an optional parameter, true by default.

d) multiProfile

It indicates whether multiple authentications (and thus multiple profiles) must be kept at the same time. It is an optional parameter, false by default.

e) renewSession

It indicates whether the web session must be renewed after login, to avoid session hijacking. It is an optional parameter, true by default.

f) defaultClient

It defines the default client to use to finish the login process if none is provided on the URL. It is an optional parameter, not defined by default.

3) Logout

With the logout endpoint, you can trigger the local and central logout process. Yet, in case of a Single-Log-Out process happening at the identity provider, it’s this callback endpoint which will receive a logout request (with some session key) to destroy the application session.