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Access control

Configuring access

The user-access system is configured within the access configuration key in the configuration file (linkurious/data/config/production.json):

  • authRequired (default: false): true to reject requests anonymous sessions, see how to enable authentication.
  • dataEdition (default: true): Enable the creation, edition, and deletion of nodes and edges in all data-sources. Permissions can be fine-tuned for each user-group, see the documentation about users and groups. If false, all edition requests sent through Linkurious to the data-sources will be rejected.
  • widget (default: true): Enable to publish visualizations online. Published visualizations are accessible by anonymous users.
  • externalUserDefaultGroupId: Default group id automatically set for new external users (from LDAP, AD or any other external provider).
  • externalUsersGroupMapping: How to map external groups to Linkurious groups (see how to configure group mapping).
  • ldap: The connection to the LDAP service (see how to configure LDAP).
  • msActiveDirectory: The connection to the Microsoft Active Directory service (see how to configure Active Directory).
  • oauth2: The connection to an OAuth2/OpenID Connect identity provider.
  • floatingLicenses (default: Infinity): The maximum number of users that can connect to Linkurious at the same time.

Local vs. external authentication

To access Linkurious when authRequired is true, users need accounts in Linkurious. Administrators can create accounts directly in Linkurious (see how to create users) or rely on an external authentication service. Linkurious supports the following external authentication services:

If your company uses an authentication service that Linkurious does not support yet, please get in touch.