vapi metadata authentication: authentication info

The authentication_info structure describes the authentication information. Authentication information could be specified for a package element, service elenent or an operation element.

Using the authentication scheme information, a client invoking an API call from any service can figure out what kind of credentials are needed for that API call.


<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<ns0:AuthenticationInfo xmlns:ns0="" xmlns:xsi="">


Name Type Description
scheme_type string The type of the authentication scheme.

Provides enumeration values for the set of valid authentication scheme types. Value is one of:
SESSIONLESS: Indicates that the scheme is a session less authentication scheme, the user is authenticated on every operation. There is no explicit session establishment.
SESSION_AWARE: Indicates that the scheme is a session aware authentication scheme. It requires an explicit login before executing a operation and logout when a session terminates. A service might choose to have a session aware scheme if it wants to associate some state corresponding to the user until the user logs out or if it wants to mitigate the cost of authenticating the user on every operation.

scheme string String identifier of the authentication scheme.

Following are the supported authentication schemes by the infrastructure:

  • The identifier for SAML holder of key token based authentication mechanism.
  • The identifier for SAML bearer token based authentication mechanism.
  • The identifier for session based authentication mechanism.
  • The identifier for username and password based authentication mechanism.

session_manager string In a session aware authentication scheme, a session manager is required that supports create, delete and keepAlive operations. The fully qualified service name of the session manager is provided in vapi.metadata.authentication.authentication_info.session_manager field. This service is responsible for handling sessions.

Optional. It is only relevant when scheme_type has value SESSION_AWARE. This field is optional and it is only relevant when the value of scheme_type is SESSION_AWARE.