ISAM AAC OAuth Session Endpoint

ISAM Advanced Access Control has a mechanism that allows a developer to convert an authenticated/valid OAuth Access token, into an authenticated ISAM session, that is using a cookie. There are two useful scenarios that this endpoint comes in handy: Hybrid Apps Where an OAuth authenticated native application wants to open a WebView, that is authenticated... Continue Reading →

ISAM HTTP XSL Transformation Rule to Modify request Parameters

I had to write an XSL Stylesheet to modify a request parameter - I had to modify a request parameter in a TFIM SAML request from RelayState to Target, here is what I used changing request text from "something" to "another": <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0"> <!-- This is a template stylesheet which should... Continue Reading →

Set an authentication level for an Authentication Service Mechanism

Have been trying to setup an authentication service Mechanism to return a specific Authentication level into WebSEAL, and initially had some trouble, here is what you need to do:   The important part are these lines: if (policyID.equals("urn:ibm:security:authentication:asf:hotp")) { stsuuAttrs.setAttribute(new Attribute("AUTHENTICATION_LEVEL", null, "5")); } Where you specify the policyID, and nominate the appropriate Authentication Level.... Continue Reading →

ISAM Selective use of Local Response Redirect

In ISAM using the Local Response Redirect capability has traditionally been overkill when using it for an EAI for a login operation. The reason being, almost any error or management page that is traditionally handled by ISAM now gets redirected to your EAI. Including Login operations, Logout page, Stepup and other authentication related operations. It... Continue Reading →

Using Basic Users with OAuth-Auth and ROPC

In my research I have found that it is possible to use Basic Users with the ISAM OAuth-Auth capabilities. (ISAM Basic users are users that have NOT been imported into the ISAM registry.) However it seems there is currently a limitation in the OOTB authentication mechanism isAuthenticated = PluginUtils.isValidUsernamePassword(username, password); I've talked about how this... Continue Reading →

Advanced ISAM Session Timeout capabilities

Sometimes it might be necessary to manage a session lifetime based on business or security factors, and these might need to be specific to an operation in progress. Here are some helpful techniques for managing the timeouts more dynamically: Understanding Session timeout accuracy Before we go into more detail of setting the session timeouts - it's... Continue Reading →

IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) Kerberos Configuration Guide

My colleague has posted an in depth set of articles on IBM DeveloperWorks for Kerberos configuration with ISAM. It covers both Kerberos integration's, being Desktop SSO with Kerberos into ISAM, and junctioning to servers using Kerberos for Junction SSO. The article is available here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/W746177d414b9_4c5f_9095_5b8657ff8e9d/page/Information%20and%20Guides%20for%20Kerberos%20SSO

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