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Configure OIDC with OAuth0

Auth0 is an online authentication platform that developers can use to log in to various applications. If Auth0 is your preferred choice of the identity provider, you can configure Pachyderm with Auth0 so that your Pachyderm users can log in through Auth0.


Before you can configure Pachyderm to work with Keycloak, you need to have the following components configured:

  • Pachyderm Enterprise 1.11.x or later. The enterprise token must be activated by running echo <your-activation-token> | pachctl enterprise activate. Check the status of your license by running:
pachctl enterprise get-state

For more information, see Activate Pachyderm Enterprise Edition.

  • An account at . It could be a new or an existing account, either paid or free.

Configure Auth0

If you do not have an Auth0 account, you need to sign up for one at . Then, you need to add Pachyderm as an application and configure it to work with Auth0.

To configure Auth0, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Auth0 account.
  2. In the Applications, click Create Application.
  3. Type the name of your application, such as Pachyderm.
  4. In the application type, select Regular Web Application.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Go to the application settings.
  7. Scroll down and click Show Advanced Settings.
  8. Select Grant Types.
  9. Verify that Implicit, Authorization Code, Refresh Token, and Client Credentials are selected.

Auth0 Grant Settings

  1. In the Allowed Callback URLs, add the Pachyderm callback link in the following format:

The IP address is the address of your Pachyderm host. For example, if you are running Pachyderm in Minikube, you can find the IP address by running minikube ip.

  1. Proceed to Configure Pachyderm Auth.

Configure Pachyderm Auth

After you have configured a Pachyderm application in Auth0, you need to create a Pachyderm OIDC config with the Auth0 parameters. All the required parameters, such as client_id, client_secret, and othersi, are located on the application settings screen. In addition, OIDC settings are exposed at https://appication-domain/.well-known/openid-configuration.

To configure Pachyderm Auth, complete the following steps:

  1. Check the status of your license by running:
pachctl enterprise get-state

You must have an active enterprise token to proceed.

  1. Go to the terminal and forward the pachd pod to the OIDC port:

  2. Get the pachd pod ID:

    kubectl get pod

    Example system response:

    dash-5768cb7d98-j6cgt       2/2     Running   0          4h2m
    etcd-56d897697-xzsqr        1/1     Running   0          4h2m
    keycloak-857c59449b-htg99   1/1     Running   0          4h6m
    pachd-79f7f68c65-9qs8g      1/1     Running   0          4h2m
  3. Forward the pachd pod to the OIDC port:


    kubectl port-forward pachd-79f7f68c65-9qs8g 30657
  4. Enable Pachyderm authentication:

pachctl auth activate --initial-admin=robot:admin

Pachyderm returns a token.

WARNING! You must save the token to a secure location to avoid being locked out of your cluster.

  1. Log in as the admin user with the token you received in the previous step:

  2. Log in as the admin user with the token you received in the previous step:

pachctl auth use-auth-token
  1. Set up the authentication config:

    pachctl auth set-config <<EOF
            "live_config_version": 1,
            "id_providers": [{
            "name": "auth0",
            "description": "oidc-based authentication with Auth0",
                    "issuer": "<domain>",
                    "client_id": "<client-id>",
                    "client_secret": "<client-secret>",
                    "redirect_uri": "http://<ip>:30657/authorization-code/callback"

    You need to replace the following placeholders with relevant values:

    • issuer — The domain of your application in Auth0. For example, Note the trailing slash.

    • client_id — The Pachyderm Client ID in Auth0. The client ID consists of alphanumeric characters and can be found on the application settings page.

    • client_secret - The Pachyderm client secret in Auth0 located on the application settings page.

    • redirect_uri - This parameter should match what you have added to Allowed Callback URLs in the previous step.
  2. Log in as the user you have created in the Pachyderm application or sign in with Google:

  3. Run:

    pachctl auth login

    You should be prompted to a web-browser. Log in as the user you have previously created in Auth0 or sign in with Google.

    You should see the following message printed out in your browser:

    You are now logged in. Go back to the terminal to use Pachyderm!
  4. In the terminal, check that you are logged in as the Auth0 user:

pachctl auth whoami

Example of System Response:

You are ""
session expires: 07 Aug 20 14:04 PDT

Last update: August 31, 2021
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