REST Management API

You can create, remove, and update your user storage provider deployments through the admin REST api. The User Storage SPI is built on top of a generic component interface so you will be using that generic API to manage your providers.

The REST Component API lives under your realm admin resource.

/admin/realms/{realm-name}/components

We will only show this REST API interaction with the Java client. Hopefully you can extract how do do this from curl from this api.

public interface ComponentsResource {
    @GET
    @Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)
    public List<ComponentRepresentation> query();

    @GET
    @Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)
    public List<ComponentRepresentation> query(@QueryParam("parent") String parent);

    @GET
    @Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)
    public List<ComponentRepresentation> query(@QueryParam("parent") String parent, @QueryParam("type") String type);

    @GET
    @Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)
    public List<ComponentRepresentation> query(@QueryParam("parent") String parent,
                                               @QueryParam("type") String type,
                                               @QueryParam("name") String name);

    @POST
    @Consumes(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)
    Response add(ComponentRepresentation rep);

    @Path("{id}")
    ComponentResource component(@PathParam("id") String id);
}

public interface ComponentResource {
    @GET
    public ComponentRepresentation toRepresentation();

    @PUT
    @Consumes(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)
    public void update(ComponentRepresentation rep);

    @DELETE
    public void remove();
}

To create a user storage provider, you must specify the provider id, a provider type of the string org.keycloak.storage.UserStorageProvider, as well as the configuration.

import org.keycloak.admin.client.Keycloak;
import org.keycloak.representations.idm.RealmRepresentation;
...

Keycloak keycloak = Keycloak.getInstance(
    "http://localhost:8080/auth",
    "master",
    "admin",
    "password",
    "admin-cli");
RealmResource realmResource = keycloak.realm("master");
RealmRepresentation realm = realmResource.toRepresentation();

ComponentRepresentation component = new ComponentRepresentation();
component.setName("home");
component.setProviderId("readonly-property-file");
component.setProviderType("org.keycloak.storage.UserStorageProvider");
component.setParentId(realm.getId());
component.setConfig(new MultivaluedHashMap());
component.getConfig().putSingle("path", "~/users.properties");

realmResource.components().add(component);

// retrieve a component

List<ComponentRepresentation> components = realmResource.components().query(realm.getId(),
                                                                    "org.keycloak.storage.UserStorageProvider",
                                                                    "home");
component = components.get(0);

// Update a component

component.getConfig().putSingle("path", "~/my-users.properties");
realmResource.components().component(component.getId()).update(component);

// Remove a component

realmREsource.components().component(component.getId()).remove();