Authentication in Confluence takes place at different levels within the application, for example, when retrieving information from the database or when displaying this information on a Confluence page. The technology that is used depends on the request made to Confluence or your configuration. The following are a few examples of authentication technologies.
Password authentication is, by default, delegated from Seraph to the user management system. If you use a Single sign-on (SSO) system this might not be necessary. The authenticator gets all the necessary credentials from your SSO provider.
Seraph is an open source framework developed by Atlassian and almost all authentication in Confluence is done using this framework. The goal of Seraph is to provide a simple, extensible authentication system that can be used on any application server.
Seraph is implemented as a filter. Filters dynamically intercept every authentication request and...