For scenarios where one wants to link from one client to another, Keycloak provides a special redirect endpoint: /realms/realm_name/clients/{client-id}/redirect.

If a client accesses this endpoint via an HTTP GET request, Keycloak returns the configured base URL for the provided Client and Realm in the form of an HTTP 307 (Temporary Redirect) via the response’s Location header.

Thus, a client only needs to know the Realm name and the Client ID in order to link to them. This indirection helps avoid hard-coding client base URLs.

As an example, given the realm master and the client-id account:


Would temporarily redirect to: http://host:port/auth/realms/master/account