Right now, there are three possible authentication methods. Each one of them has its own capabilities and specification. If you are interested in contributing with one more authentication method, please check the guidelines.
We call it JSON Authentication but it is just the default authentication method and the one that is provided by default if you don't make any changes. It is set by default, but if you've made changes before you can revert to using JSON auth:
filebrowser config set --auth.method=json
This method can also be extended with reCAPTCHA verification during login:
filebrowser config set --recaptcha.key site-key --recaptcha.secret private-key
By default, we use Google's reCAPTCHA service. If you live in China, or want to use other provider, you can change the host with the following command:
filebrowser config set --recaptcha.host https://recaptcha.net
https://recaptcha.net is any provider you want.
If you have a reverse proxy you want to use to login your users, you do it via our
proxy authentication method. To configure this method, your proxy must send an HTTP header containing the username of the logged in user:
filebrowser config set --auth.method=proxy --auth.header=X-My-Header
X-My-Header is the HTTP header provided by your proxy with the username.
We also provide a no authentication mechanism for users that want to use File Browser privately such in a home network. By setting this authentication method, the user with id 1 will be used as the default users. Creating more users won't have any effect.
filebrowser config set --auth.method=noauth