To use Identity for authentication, each deployed component requires an application to be created.
When an application is created in the Identity UI, a client ID and client secret are generated and can be used in the component configuration to allow authentication flows to happen.
See our documentation on adding an application for more help.
Types of applications
There are three types of applications in Identity: confidential, machine-to-machine, and public. A type is selected when creating the application based on its ability to securely store and use secrets, as well as the mode of authentication it uses.
|Type||Secret||User login flow||M2M authentication|
Access to the components within the stack can be controlled by the permissions assigned to an application.