IBM Security Verify

  • 1.  ISVA act as a idp without userstore?

    Posted Tue October 12, 2021 12:54 AM
    Hi,

    Is there some functionality in isva that requires/must have that the user exist in the user store or can you go all in with the external user pattern?

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    Regards Mikael
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  • 2.  RE: ISVA act as a idp without userstore?

    Posted Tue October 12, 2021 08:44 AM
    Hello Mikael,

    We have implemented this with the help of blogs from Philip https://philipnye.com/2015/02/25/isam-for-web-without-a-user-registry-new-and-improved/

    And OAuth Config chagnes can be found there

    https://community.ibm.com/community/user/security/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?GroupId=2863&MessageKey=a7a56ee2-cdf8-44a6-9565-f924fc9f871b&CommunityKey=e7c36119-46d7-42f2-97a9-b44f0cc89c6d&tab=digestviewer


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    Piyush Agrawal
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/piyush-norway/
    Gjensidige Norway
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  • 3.  RE: ISVA act as a idp without userstore?

    Posted Wed October 13, 2021 12:06 PM
    Thanks Piyush,

    We use it already, i was just wondering if there is some part of isva that does not support it.

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    Regards Mikael
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  • 4.  RE: ISVA act as a idp without userstore?

    Posted Wed October 13, 2021 01:31 PM
    Hi Mikael,

    Most recent capabilities of Verify Access have been designed to work with External Users (and Basic users) in addition to the standard users of old.
    Here are limitations I know about:

    - Cannot assign an external user directly to an ACL (but can dynamically assign to a group that is in ACL which is the right way to do ACLs anyway).

    - Cannot manage validity of the account (rely on the external source to only pass valid users)

    - External users cannot use the built in "Global Sign-On" capability (storage of user/password for backend systems).  However, there is a new REST Service interface for integration with external/bespoke service for managing this data.

    Jon.

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    Jon Harry
    Consulting IT Security Specialist
    IBM
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