OServer - authenticate()

This method authenticates a user on the OrientDB Server.

Authenticating Users

OrientDB differentiates between users that operate on the server and users that operate on the database. This method allows you to authenticate the given user for server operations.


public boolean OServer().authenticate(String user, String passwd, String resource)
Argument Type Description
user java.lang.String Defines the user to authenticate.
passwd java.lang.String Defines the password for the user.
resource java.lang.String Defines the resource to authenticate on.

Return Value

This method returns a boolean value. If the return value is true, it indicates that you have successfully authenticated the user.


Imagine you have a web application running on a distributed deployment. You may want a method in the class that manages your OrientDB Server instances to use in authenticating server users.

 * Authenticate User
public Boolean authUser(OServer oserver, 
      String user, String passwd, String resource){ 

   // Log Operation
   logger.info("Authenticating User: " + user);

   return oserver.authenticate(ser, passwd, resorce);

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