Authentication Methods Introduction

In AuthN and AuthZ: Concepts we saw that Authentication Methods represent machine identities or human identities.

Instead of authenticating identities itself, in most cases, Akeyless integrates with 3rd party identity providers that provide tokens of authentication.


Global Settings

You can set a custom range of possible TTL for your tokens, to ensure they will meet your requirements. This range will impact all your authentication methods, where you can set, the minimum, default, and maximum allowed TTL for your tokens.

The default setting of your token TTL will affect all your authentication methods unless you have set a different TTL for a specific authentication method.