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Authentication Providers

Access to the API Server REST endpoints is controlled using an API Project specific authentication provider.  The built-in provider allows developers to use the users/roles stored in the admin database. For larger organizations, LDAP or Active Directory (or perhaps an SQL database) is more appropriate for security purposes. The pluggable JavaScript library is added to the API Server and the configuration is setup using this page.
Creating a custom authentication provider example can be found here.  The Authentication Provider JavaScript wrapper is loaded using the API Properties dialog under Libraries/User Library.