Synapse supports multiple methods of authenticating users, either out-of-the-box or through custom pluggable authentication modules.
Included in Synapse is support for authenticating users via:
- A username and password.
- An email address and password.
- Single Sign-On through the SAML, Open ID Connect or CAS protocols.
- JSON Web Tokens.
- An administrator's shared secret.
Synapse can additionally be extended to support custom authentication schemes through optional "password auth provider" modules.