Applications in authentik are the counterpart of providers. They exist in a 1-to-1 relationship, each application needs a provider and every provider can be used with one application.
Applications are used to configure and separate the authorization / access control and the appearance in the Library page.
Application access can be configured using (Policy) Bindings. You can use this to grant access to one or multiple users/groups, or dynamically give access using policies.
By default, all users can access applications when no policies are bound.
When multiple policies/groups/users are attached, you can configure the Policy engine mode to either
- Require users to pass all bindings/be member of all groups (ALL), or
- Require users to pass either binding/be member of either group (ANY)
The following aspects can be configured:
- *Name*: This is the name shown for the application card
- *Launch URL*: The URL that is opened when a user clicks on the application. When left empty, authentik tries to guess it based on the provider
- *Icon (URL)*: Optionally configure an Icon for the application
- *Publisher*: Text shown below the application
- *Description*: Subtext shown on the application card below the publisher
Applications are shown to users when
- The user has access defined via policies (or the application has no policies bound)
- A Valid Launch URL is configured/could be guessed, this consists of URLs starting with http:// and https://
To hide applications without modifying policy settings and without removing it, you can simply set the Launch URL to
blank://blank, which will hide the application from users.
Keep in mind, the users still have access, so they can still authorize access when the login process is started from the application.