Configure authentication

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

Content provider

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 Policy

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.