OAuth2 client credentials

Use OAuth2 client credentials middleware to secure HTTP endpoints

The OAuth2 client credentials HTTP middleware enables the OAuth2 Client Credentials flow on a Web API without modifying the application. This design separates authentication/authorization concerns from the application, so that application operators can adopt and configure authentication/authorization providers without impacting the application code.

Component format

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
  name: oauth2clientcredentials
  type: middleware.http.oauth2clientcredentials
  version: v1
  - name: clientId
    value: "<your client ID>"
  - name: clientSecret
    value: "<your client secret>"
  - name: scopes
    value: "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.email"
  - name: tokenURL
    value: "https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token"
  - name: headerName
    value: "authorization"

Spec metadata fields

Field Details Example
clientId The client ID of your application that is created as part of a credential hosted by a OAuth-enabled platform
clientSecret The client secret of your application that is created as part of a credential hosted by a OAuth-enabled platform
scopes A list of space-delimited, case-sensitive strings of scopes which are typically used for authorization in the application "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.email"
tokenURL The endpoint is used by the client to obtain an access token by presenting its authorization grant or refresh token "https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token"
headerName The authorization header name to forward to your application "authorization"
endpointParamsQuery Specifies additional parameters for requests to the token endpoint true
authStyle Optionally specifies how the endpoint wants the client ID & client secret sent. See the table of possible values below 0

Possible values for authStyle

Value Meaning
1 Sends the “client_id” and “client_secret” in the POST body as application/x-www-form-urlencoded parameters.
2 Sends the “client_id” and “client_secret” using HTTP Basic Authorization. This is an optional style described in the OAuth2 RFC 6749 section 2.3.1.
0 Means to auto-detect which authentication style the provider wants by trying both ways and caching the successful way for the future.

Dapr configuration

To be applied, the middleware must be referenced in a configuration. See middleware pipelines.

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Configuration
  name: appconfig
    - name: oauth2clientcredentials
      type: middleware.http.oauth2clientcredentials

Last modified June 24, 2021: upmerge/06-24 (#1588) (55d9123c)