Keycloak 19.0.2 released

September 14 2022

To download the release go to Keycloak downloads.

Migration from 18.0

Before you upgrade remember to backup your database. If you are not on the previous release refer to the documentation for a complete list of migration changes.

OpenID Connect Logout Prompt

At Keycloak 18.0.0, the logout is now compatible with the new OIDC specification, which changed the handling for the url parameters. However, to also remain compatible with earlier versions, a compatibility flag is introduced. See the Upgrading Guide for further information for the backwards compatibility option, which allows your application to still use the old format for the url parameters.

While the url parameters can now be configured to be compatible, there was still one incompatibility with keycloak 17 and earlier releases. If the user does not provide an valid idTokenHint, a logout prompt appears instead of a successful logout redirect. Therefore, a new compatibility flag suppress-logout-confirmation-screen is introduced to suppress the logout screen.

You can enable this parameter when you start the server by entering the following command:

bin/kc.[sh|bat] --spi-login-protocol-openid-connect-suppress-logout-confirmation-screen=true start

With this configuration, you can still use the logout endpoint without a user prompt.

The backwards compatibility switch will be removed in some future version - probably Keycloak 23. You are encouraged to update your clients as soon as possible as described above rather than rely on this switch.

Deploying scripts through SAML javascript protocol mapper

Until now, administrators, which used SAML javascript protocol mapper on their SAML clients or client scopes, were allowed to upload scripts to the server through the Keycloak Administration Console as well as through the RESTful Admin API.

For now on, this capability is disabled and users should deploy scripts directly to the server. This behaviour is aligned with other script based providers. For more details, please take a look at JavaScript Providers.

UserInfo Endpoint Changes

Error response changes

The UserInfo endpoint is now returning error responses fully compliant with RFC 6750 (The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework: Bearer Token Usage). Error code and description (if available) are provided as WWW-Authenticate challenge attributes rather than JSON object fields. The responses will be the following, depending on the error condition:

  • In case no access token is provided:

    401 Unauthorized
    WWW-Authenticate: Bearer realm="myrealm"
  • In case several methods are used simultaneously to provide an access token (for example, Authorization header + POST access_token parameter), or POST parameters are duplicated:

    400 Bad Request
    WWW-Authenticate: Bearer realm="myrealm", error="invalid_request", error_description="..."
  • In case an access token is missing openid scope:

    403 Forbidden
    WWW-Authenticate: Bearer realm="myrealm", error="insufficient_scope", error_description="Missing openid scope"
  • In case of inability to resolve cryptographic keys for UserInfo response signing/encryption:

    500 Internal Server Error
  • In case of a token validation error, a 401 Unauthorized is returned in combination with the invalid_token error code. This error includes user and client related checks and actually captures all the remaining error cases:

    401 Unauthorized
    WWW-Authenticate: Bearer realm="myrealm", error="invalid_token", error_description="..."
Other Changes
  • It is now required for access tokens to have the openid scope, which is stipulated by UserInfo being a feature specific to OpenID Connect and not OAuth 2.0. If the openid scope is missing from the token, the request will be denied with a 403 Forbidden (see above).

  • UserInfo now checks the user status, and returns the invalid_token response if the user is disabled.

All resolved issues




Before you upgrade remember to backup your database and check the upgrade guide for anything that may have changed.