Authentication
The NATS server provides various ways of authenticating clients:
Authentication deals with allowing a NATS client to connect to the server. Except for JWT authentication, authentication and authorization are configured in the authorization section of the configuration.

Authorization Map

The authorization block provides authentication configuration as well as authorization:
Property
Description
token
Specifies a global token that can be used to authenticate to the server (exclusive of user and password)
user
Specifies a single global user name for clients to the server (exclusive of token)
password
Specifies a single global password for clients to the server (exclusive of token)
users
A list of user configuration maps
timeout
Maximum number of seconds to wait for client authentication
For multiple username and password credentials, specify a users list.

User Configuration Map

A user configuration map specifies credentials and permissions options for a single user:
Property
Description
user
username for client authentication. (Can also be a user for tls authentication)
password
password for the user entry
nkey
public nkey identifying an user
permissions map configuring subjects accessible to the user
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