IBM Worklight v5.0.5 > Develop IBM Worklight applications > Authentication configuration

Authenticators and Login Modules


An authenticator is a server component that...

  1. Collects credentials from the client.
  2. Passes the credentials to a login module.
  3. Builds client identity object

An authenticator can, for example, collect any type of information accessible from an HTTP request object, such as...

A login module can validate the credentials that are passed to it in various ways. For example:

A number of predefined authenticators and login modules are supplied. You can write your own in Java.


Parent Authentication configuration