Play Pac4j

Security library for Play framework 2 in Java and Scala: OAuth, CAS, SAML, OpenID Connect, LDAP, JWT...
Alternatives To Play Pac4j
Project NameStarsDownloadsRepos Using ThisPackages Using ThisMost Recent CommitTotal ReleasesLatest ReleaseOpen IssuesLicenseLanguage
Pac4j2,3611461542 days ago113November 22, 2023apache-2.0Java
Security engine for Java (authentication, authorization, multi frameworks): OAuth, CAS, SAML, OpenID Connect, LDAP, JWT...
Go Ldap Admin1,215
4 days ago16November 12, 202332gpl-3.0Go
🌉 基于Go+Vue实现的openLDAP后台管理项目
3 days ago18apache-2.0Java
🗝️MaxKey SSO ,Leading-Edge IAM-IDaas(Identity and Access Management) Product,业界领先的IAM-IDaas身份管理和认证产品,支持OAuth2.x、OpenID Connect、SAML2.0、JWT、CAS、SCIM等SSO标准协议,基于RBAC统一权限控制,实现用户生命周期管理,开源、安全、自主可控。
Caddy Security1,104220 days ago43December 02, 2023138apache-2.0Go
🔐 Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) App and Plugin for Caddy v2. 💎 Implements Form-Based, Basic, Local, LDAP, OpenID Connect, OAuth 2.0 (Github, Google, Facebook, Okta, etc.), SAML Authentication. MFA/2FA with App Authenticators and Yubico. 💎 Authorization with JWT/PASETO tokens. 🔐
2 years ago1mit
🔥Authing - IDaaS/IAM solution that can Auth to web and mobile applications.
Zeus Admin522
a year ago17apache-2.0Vue
Zeus基于Golang Gin +casbin,致力于做企业统一权限&账号中心管理系统。包含账号管理,数据权限,功能权限,应用管理,多数据库适配,可docker 一键运行。社区活跃,版本迭代快,加群免费技术支持。
Buji Pac4j4843185 days ago27November 08, 2023apache-2.0Java
Bridge from the pac4j security library to Shiro
Play Pac4j40223 days ago23May 09, 2023apache-2.0Java
Security library for Play framework 2 in Java and Scala: OAuth, CAS, SAML, OpenID Connect, LDAP, JWT...
Spring Security Pac4j27037156 days ago34November 30, 2022apache-2.0Java
Bridge from the pac4j security library to Spring Security (reactive)
Spark Pac4j159271a month ago19September 09, 20221Java
Security library for Sparkjava: OAuth, CAS, SAML, OpenID Connect, LDAP, JWT...
Alternatives To Play Pac4j
Select To Compare

Alternative Project Comparisons

The play-pac4j project is an easy and powerful security library for Play framework v2 web applications and web services which supports authentication and authorization, but also logout and advanced features like CSRF protection. It can work with Deadbolt. It's based on the pac4j security engine. It's available under the Apache 2 license.

JDK Play version pac4j version play-pac4j version Modules (Java & Scala) Usage of Lombok Status
17 3.0 6.x 12.0.x-PLAY3.0 play-pac4j_2.13 play-pac4j_3 Yes Production ready
17 2.9 6.x 12.0.x-PLAY2.9 play-pac4j_2.13 play-pac4j_3 Yes Production ready
17 2.8 6.x 12.0.x-PLAY2.8 play-pac4j_2.12 play-pac4j_2.13 Yes Production ready
11 2.8 5.x 11.0.x-PLAY2.8 play-pac4j_2.12 play-pac4j_2.13 No Production ready
11 2.8 4.x 10.x play-pac4j_2.12 play-pac4j_2.13 No Production ready
8 2.7 4.x 9.x play-pac4j_2.11 play-pac4j_2.12 play-pac4j_2.13 No Production ready

Main concepts and components:

  1. A client represents an authentication mechanism. It performs the login process and returns a user profile. An indirect client is for UI authentication while a direct client is for web services authentication:

▸ OAuth - SAML - CAS - OpenID Connect - HTTP - Google App Engine - Kerberos - LDAP - SQL - JWT - MongoDB - CouchDB - IP address - REST API

  1. An authorizer is meant to check authorizations on the authenticated user profile(s) or on the current web context:

▸ Roles - Anonymous / remember-me / (fully) authenticated - Profile type, attribute - CORS - CSRF - Security headers - IP address, HTTP method

  1. A matcher defines whether the security must be applied and can be used for additional web processing

  2. The Secure annotation and the Security trait protect methods while the SecurityFilter protects URLs by checking that the user is authenticated and that the authorizations are valid, according to the clients and authorizers configuration. If the user is not authenticated, it performs authentication for direct clients or starts the login process for indirect clients

  3. The CallbackController finishes the login process for an indirect client

  4. The LogoutController logs out the user from the application and triggers the logout at the identity provider level

  5. The Pac4jScalaTemplateHelper can be used to get the user profile(s) from a Twirl template.


1) Add the required dependencies

2) Define:

- the security configuration

- the callback configuration, only for web applications

- the logout configuration

3) Apply security

4) Get the authenticated user profiles


Two demo webapps: play-pac4j-java-demo & play-pac4j-scala-demo are available for tests and implement many authentication mechanisms: Facebook, Twitter, form, basic auth, CAS, SAML, OpenID Connect, JWT...

Test them online: and


The latest released version is the Maven Central, available in the Maven central repository. The next version is under development.

See the release notes. Learn more by browsing the pac4j documentation and the play-pac4j_2.12 Javadoc / play-pac4j_2.13 Javadoc / play-pac4j_3 Javadoc.

See the migration guide as well.

Need help?

You can use the mailing lists or the commercial support.

Popular Jwt Projects
Popular Ldap Projects
Popular Security Categories
Related Searches

Get A Weekly Email With Trending Projects For These Categories
No Spam. Unsubscribe easily at any time.
Play Framework
Openid Connect
Social Login