What are authentication and authorization and how to implement it in a Dropwizard app with Kotlin
Do you know how to perform authentication and authorization in Dropwizard? Neither did I, but I had to learn it for a recent project and I thought to share what I have learned with you.
Authentication is used in order to identify who the user is. There are several authentication schemes that are used by the HTTP authentication framework.
In this post, we will talk about the “Basic” authentication schemes for simplicity. An important note: In the basic scheme, the user ID and password are passed in base64-encoding over the network. HTTPS/TLS should be used if you are using this scheme.
The Basic scheme flow:
Basic scheme flow
You can find the official HTTP/1.1 Authentication documentation in RFC-7235
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