Understand Authentication Support in AEM 6.x

A consolidated view into the authentication (and occasionally authorization) mechanisms supported by AEM.

The following table describes how users can authenticate into AEM.

Authentication AEM 6.3 AEM 6.4 AEM 6.5
AEM as the canonical identity provider
Basic authentication
Forms-based
Token-based (w/ encapsulated token)
Non-AEM system as the canonical identity provider
LDAP
SSO
SAML 2.0
OAuth 1.0a & 2.0
OpenID *

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