ISAM – Infomap – Any alias authentication

A number of customers like to use various alias's to authenticate into ISAM, up until recently, the primary way of achieving this, is via a Custom EAI, or some elaborate LDAP hackery. Infomap, and the UserHelper capabilities, makes this a much easier affair. Here is an example, where we use the infomap to authenticate based... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

OAuth Authorization

When using ISAM in OAuth patterns, there are a number of ways you can do authorization based on OAuth scopes. In general, at last check, there are three main ways of Authorizing OAuth requests based on their scope. (or other attributes associated with the tokens). The mechanisms available are dependent on which OAuth validation mechanism... Continue Reading →

ISAM for Mobile: Javascript Policy Information Points

Since 8.0.0.3 ISAM for Mobile has had the ability to call a Javascript Policy Information Point (PIP) during context based access (CBA, formerly risk based access - RBA) decisions for attribute enrichment. This capability is very flexible and can be used for many different purposes. Some examples include: Manipulating and extracting attributes from request headers.... Continue Reading →

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