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Spring Security Filter

Casdoor can use OIDC protocol as IDP to connect various applications. Here, we will use the filter in spring security to integrate casdoor and show you how to connect to the application using oidc.

Step1. Deploy Casdoor

Firstly, the Casdoor should be deployed.

You can refer to the Casdoor official documentation for the Server Installation.

After a successful deployment, you need to ensure:

  • The Casdoor server is successfully running on http://localhost:8000.
  • Open your favorite browser and visit http://localhost:7001, you will see the login page of Casdoor.
  • Input admin and 123 to test login functionality is working fine.

Then you can quickly implement a casdoor based login page in your own app with the following steps.

Step2. Configure Casdoor application

  1. Create or use an existing Casdoor application.
  2. Add Your redirect url (You can see more detials about how to get redirect url in the next section). Casdoor Application Setting
  3. On the certificate editing page, you can see your Certificate. Casdoor Certification Setting
  4. Add provider you want and supplement other settings.

Not surprisingly, you can get these values on the application settings page: Application Name, Organization Name, Redirect URL, Client ID, Client Secret, Certification. As shown above, we will use them in the next step.

Open your favorite browser and visit: http://CASDOOR_HOSTNAME/.well-known/openid-configuration, you will see the OIDC configure of Casdoor.

Step3. Configure Spring Security

You can customize the settings of spring security filters to process tokens:


You should replace the configuration with your own Casdoor instance especially the <Client ID> and others.

port: 8080
endpoint: http://CASDOOR_HOSTNAME:8000
client-id: <Client ID>
client-secret: <Client Secret>
certificate: <Certificate>
organization-name: <Organization Name>
application-name: <Application Name>
redirect-url: http://FRONTEND_HOSTNAME/callback

For frontend applications, the default value of <FRONTEND_HOSTNAME> is localhost:3000.

For example, in the following demo, the redirect URL should be http://localhost:3000/callback.

You should also configure this in casdoor application.

Step4. Configure Frontend

You need to install casdoor-js-sdk and configure SDK.

  1. Install casdoor-js-sdk.

    npm i casdoor-js-sdk 
    # or
    yarn add casdoor-js-sdk
  2. Set up SDK.

    import Sdk from "casdoor-js-sdk";

    // Serverurl is the URL where spring security is deployed
    export const ServerUrl = "http://BACKEND_HOSTNAME:8080";

    const sdkConfig = {
    serverUrl: "http://CASDOOR_HOSTNAME:8000",
    clientId: "<your client id>",
    appName: "<your application name>",
    organizationName: "<your organization name>",
    redirectPath: "/callback",

    export const CasdoorSDK = new Sdk(sdkConfig);

Step5. Get Started with A Demo

  1. We can create a Spring Boot application.

  2. We can add some configurations to handle JWT.

public class SecurityConfig {

private final JwtTokenFilter jwtTokenFilter;

public SecurityConfig(JwtTokenFilter jwtTokenFilter) {
this.jwtTokenFilter = jwtTokenFilter;

public SecurityFilterChain securityFilterChain(HttpSecurity http) throws Exception {
// enable CORS and disable CSRF
http = http.cors(corsConfig -> corsConfig

// set session management to stateless
http = http

// set permissions on endpoints
http.authorizeHttpRequests(authorize -> authorize
.mvcMatchers("/api/redirect-url", "/api/signin").permitAll()

// set unauthorized requests exception handler
http = http
(request, response, ex) ->, "unauthorized")

// add JWT token filter

// ...

  1. We can add a simple JWT filter to intercept requests that need to verify tokens.
public class JwtTokenFilter extends OncePerRequestFilter {

private final CasdoorAuthService casdoorAuthService;

public JwtTokenFilter(CasdoorAuthService casdoorAuthService) {
this.casdoorAuthService = casdoorAuthService;

protected void doFilterInternal(HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response,
FilterChain chain)
throws ServletException, IOException {
// get authorization header and validate
final String header = request.getHeader(HttpHeaders.AUTHORIZATION);
if (!StringUtils.hasText(header) || !header.startsWith("Bearer ")) {
chain.doFilter(request, response);

// get jwt token and validate
final String token = header.split(" ")[1].trim();

// get user identity and set it on the spring security context
UserDetails userDetails = null;
try {
CasdoorUser casdoorUser = casdoorAuthService.parseJwtToken(token);
userDetails = new CustomUserDetails(casdoorUser);
} catch (CasdoorAuthException exception) {
logger.error("casdoor auth exception", exception);
chain.doFilter(request, response);

UsernamePasswordAuthenticationToken authentication = new UsernamePasswordAuthenticationToken(

new WebAuthenticationDetailsSource().buildDetails(request)

chain.doFilter(request, response);


When the user accesses the interface requiring authentication, JwtTokenFilter will obtain the token from the request header Authorization and verify it.

  1. Next, we need to define a Controller to handle that when the user login to the casdoor, it will be redirected to the server and carry the code and state. The server needs to verify the user's identity from the casdoor and obtain the token through these two parameters.
public class UserController {

private static final Logger logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger(UserController.class);

private final CasdoorAuthService casdoorAuthService;

// ...

public Result signin(@RequestParam("code") String code, @RequestParam("state") String state) {
try {
String token = casdoorAuthService.getOAuthToken(code, state);
return Result.success(token);
} catch (CasdoorAuthException exception) {
logger.error("casdoor auth exception", exception);
return Result.failure(exception.getMessage());

// ...

Step6. Try the demo!

First, you can try to access the frontend application through the browser. If you have not logged in, it will display a login button. Click the login button, and you will be redirected to the casdoor login page.

If you visit your root page, welcome

Click the Casdoor Login button and the page will redirect to casdoor's login page. casdoor

After you log in, the page will redirect to /. resource