Forward Authentication

You can enable support for authentication proxies such as Authelia.

This effectively disables credentials-based authentication and instead authenticates users if a specific request header contains a known username. You must make sure that your proxy (nginx, Traefik, Caddy, ...) forwards this header from your auth proxy to Tube Archivist. Check the documentation of your auth proxy and your reverse proxy on how to correctly set this up.

Note that this automatically creates new users in the database if they do not already exist.

Environment Variable Example Description
TA_ENABLE_AUTH_PROXY true Set to anything besides empty string to use forward proxy authentication.
TA_AUTH_PROXY_USERNAME_HEADER HTTP_REMOTE_USER The name of the request header that the auth proxy passes to the proxied application (Tube Archivist in this case), so that the application can identify the user. Check the documentation of your auth proxy to get this information.1
TA_AUTH_PROXY_LOGOUT_URL The URL that Tube Archivist should redirect to after a logout. By default, the logout redirects to the login URL, which means the user will be automatically authenticated again. Instead, you might want to configure the logout URL of the auth proxy here.

  1. The request headers are rewritten within Tube Archivist: all HTTP headers are prefixed with HTTP_, all letters are in uppercase, and dashes are replaced with underscores. For example, for Authelia, which passes the Remote-User HTTP header, the TA_AUTH_PROXY_USERNAME_HEADER needs to be configured as HTTP_REMOTE_USER