You can use security providers to authenticate users in Management Center and allow them to log into user accounts.
Management Center comes with the following security providers:
Dev mode: No login required. One admin user. No authentication token needed to use the REST API.
Local: Manage user logins and authentication in Management Center.
You can create and manage users both in the Management Center UI and with the
mc-conftool only if you use the local security provider.
Active Directory: Use an existing Active Directory server for user authentication and authorization.
JAAS: Use your own
javax.security.auth.spi.LoginModuleimplementation for user authentication and authorization.
LDAP: Use an existing Active Directory server for user authentication and authorization.
SAML: Use SAML single sign-on with Management Center.
OpenID Connect: Use OpenID Connect single sign-on with Management Center.
You can select dev mode as a security provider only when you first launch Management Center. To configure all other security providers, go to Settings > Security Providers.
If you’re looking to switch from one security provider to another, see Switching to a New Security Provider.