The Authentication tab allows you to choose how your users log in and gain access to Coder. Currently, you can choose between Built-In Authentication and OpenID Connect.
Built-in authentication, which is the default method, allows you (or any admin) to manually create users who log in with their email address and temporary password. Coder will ask them to change their password after they log in the first time.
The default user session expiry time is one week for users logging in via built-in authentication. This is non-configurable.
The OpenID Connect (OIDC) authentication option allows you to defer identity management to the OIDC provider of your choice (e.g., Google).
The default user session expiry time for OIDC logins is determined by the upstream identity provider.
To manage the ways that users can login to Coder, see Managing authentication