Disable Basic Authentication Method

JFrog Platform Administration Documentation

Content Type
Administration / Platform

When using an external authentication method such as LDAP and SAML, you can disable the basic authentication method.

If you disable basic authentication:

  • Basic authentication is disabled for both UI and REST API.

  • All forms of automations, scripts, plugins using basic authentication are also disabled.

Before disabling, do the following to ensure that the external users have the necessary permissions and prevent a system lockout.

  1. Configure an external authentication method.

  2. Create a user group needs for the external users, and provide the users with Admin permissions.

  3. Disable the basic authentication method, after you create the group.


If an external system admin is not configured before basic authentication is disabled, the system will be left without administrators. If this occurs, and the system is locked out contact JFrog support for assistance.