sec-gate-oidc is part of redpesk-common and is available on any redpesk installation.

# on a target running redpesk OS
sudo dnf install sec-gate-oidc sec-gate-webui

Other Linux Distributions

Prerequisite: should declare redpesk repository: [instructions-here]

# Fedora
sudo dnf install sec-gate-oidc sec-gate-fedid-binding sec-gate-webui

# OpenSuse
sudo zypper install sec-gate-oidc sec-gate-fedid-binding sec-gate-webui

# Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install sec-gate-oidc-bin sec-gate-fedid-binding sec-gate-webui


  • sec-gate-webui: is an optional angular/html5 frontend. If you do not use Angular, you should check basic HTML/JS testing UI and write your own one.

  • sec-gate-fedid-binding: is the companion binding that handles the federation database. It implements locally an identity storage with a sqlite backend. The Identity store is implemented as an external binding to allow developers to replace it with their preferred identity store model.

Quick test

start sec-gate-oidc samples

Use one of the default config templates to write your own one and start the binder with your own oidc-config.json

 # check with PAM login as fake IDP
 afb-binder --config=/my_config/oidc-local.json

Note: any test with an external authority requires a minimum level of remote configuration. Check specific IDPs requirement before trying oidc-oauth2.json samples.

Connect to HTML5 test page

Connect your browser to your sec-gate-oidc service with https://target:port to display corresponding HTML5 test page. When testing on your local machine redirect uri should look like https://localhost:1234 when running sgate on a target, then your should use https://target-ip-addr

  • Note:

    • HTTPS requires SSL certificates. Check $PROJECT/conf.d/project/ssl/ to generated self signed SSL certificates. For development you may also choose to remove SSL. To remove SSL simply set ‘HTTPS’:false within your oidc-config.json

    • Warning: most IDPs impose HTTPS connection when using anything different from localhost as redirect login URL.

Rebuild ‘sec-gate-oidc’ from sources

Notice: recompiling sec-gate-oidc is not required to implement your own set of rules.
You should recompile sec-gate-oidc when:

  • targeting a not supported environment/distribution.
  • changing code to fix bugs or propose improvements (contributions are more than welcome)
  • adding custom/unsupported IDPs*

Install building dependencies


  • declare redpesk repositories (see previous step).
  • install typical Linux C/C++ development tool chain gcc+cmake+….

Install AFB binder and sec-gate-oidc dependencies

  • application framework: ‘afb-binding-devel’, ‘afb-binder-dev’, ‘afb-libafb-devel’
  • cmake template ‘afb-cmake-modules’

Note: For Ubuntu/OpenSuse/Fedora specific instructions check redpesk-developer-guide

Install sec-gate-oidc specific dependencies

  • standard linux dependencies
    • libpam-devel
    • libcurl-devel
    • uthash
    • pcsc-lite pcsc-lite-libs
  • Redpesk AFB application framework dependencies
    • afb-cmake-modules
    • afb-libafb-devel

Note: all previous dependencies should be available out-of-the-box for major Linux distributions (Fedora, OpenSuse, Ubuntu). Note that Debian/Ubuntu use ‘.dev’ in place of ‘.devel’.

Download source from git

    git clone
    git clone

Build your fedid binding and sgate binder extension

Build and install fedid-binding first, as the secure gate extension depends on fedid types converters ship as part of fedid-binding.

Both should compile with standard AGL cmake template.

    mkdir build
    cd build
    cmake ..
    make install

Run a test from building tree

Create a custom config file from samples available at ‘../conf.d/project/etc/oidc-*.json’. When config looks good try it with afb-binder –config. Note that it is a good ‘best-practice’ to check your json config with ‘jq’ on equivalent tools before trying to use it.

    jq < ../conf.d/project/etc/my-oidc-config.json
    afb-binder --config=../conf.d/project/etc/my-oidc-config.json -v

Warning NFC USB reader (ACR122U) with pcscd

  • Do not forget to update NFC kernel module blacklist
    • sudo cp $SOURCES/libs/pcscd-client/test/nfc-blacklist.conf /etc/modprobe.d
    • rmmod nfc and dependencies (or reboot)
    • systemctl enable pcscd.service

    Check with you USB reader is visible with

      ./build/package/bin/pcscd-client --list
      -- reader[?]=ACS ACR122U PICC Interface 01 00