This section provides a practical introduction to the authentication framework by creating a simple example which demonstrates the various components fitting together. The example of authentication configuring process includes the following steps:
- Configuring password based authentication
- Configuring directory based authentication
- Configuring a multi-factor authentication (MFA) using SMS/E-mail based OTP
- Configuring a step-up authentication
The authentication framework overview page shows that authentication configuration is linked to a content provider.
All OpenIAM deployments must have at least one
Content provider. When you installed OpenIAM, you created a content provider. Its possible for your deployment to have more than one content provider.
Before proceeding, ensure that you have a content provider for the domain you want to secure.
Authentication policies are used to define general parameters to control authentication behavior. These include parameters such as:
- Failed authentication count
- Auto unlock
- Session token life.
Define a authentication policy as described in the Authentication policy section.