Uniform password for new accounts

(since IdM version 11.0.0)

The main goal of a uniform password for new accounts is to ensure that new identities will have the same password in newly created accounts.

This feature solves this scenario:

  1. Let's have the synchronization of new identities. This synchronization will create new identity I.
  2. This synchronization is followed by the synchronization of contracts, which creates 2 new contracts C1, C2 for identity I.
  3. A tree automatic role will be linked to contract C1, which according to the structure will create an A1 account on the S1 system.
  4. An attribute automatic role will be linked to contract C2, which will create an A2 account on the S2 system according to the contract's attribute.

Without the use of the uniform password feature, after the completion of the mentioned scenario, ie. After completing the synchronization of contracts (automatic role recalculation), two new accounts A1 and A2 are created, each of which will contain a different password. The user will receive two notifications of the creation of a new account for each account separately.

If you use the uniform password feature, two accounts will also be created, but both will have the same password. The user will recevie only one notification about the creation of an account on systems S1 and S2.

To ensure the same password for all new identity accounts created during synchronization, the systems on which we want to have the same password must be defined in the uniform password agenda.

That means: In the example above, we must ensure that systems S1 and S2 will be in the same active group of the uniform password.

This feature is active only during contract sync and for contracts where a identity state is changed:

  • from state: Created or No contract or Left
  • to state: Valid or Future contract.

This feature can be disabled by disabling the IdentityInitUniformPasswordProcessor initialization processor. This processor creates states of uniform password entities. Therefore, if you deactivate this processor, the entire uniform password feature will also be deactivated.

For use same uniform password on systems and in the IdM, you have to enable this feature by the checkbox "Change password through IdM" on the uniform password detail.

There is life cycle of this feature:

  1. Contract synchronization is started with a new transaction ID.
  2. After the synchronization of contracts, the recalculation of HR processes is started.
  3. Newly created contracts will cause a change of identity status (for example from Created to Future contract). This change will be caught in the IdentityInitUniformPasswordProcessor processor, which will create a new entity state with the code `IDENTITY_UNIFORM_PASSWORD` (uniformPasswordManager.createEntityState(identity)). This status will be followed by the generated uniform password, which will be stored in confidential storage.
  4. After the recalculation of HR processes is completed, the recalculation of automatic roles will start. Automatic roles will be assigned to contracts and account management will begin, starting the account creation process.
  5. As part of the account creation, it will be detected that there is an entity state for the given identity with the code `IDENTITY_UNIFORM_PASSWORD`. In this case, the account will not generate a new password, but will use the password from the given entity state.
  6. Once the account is created, the `ProvisioningUniformPasswordNotificationProcessor` will ensure that the system name is added to the entity state. This system name will then be used in the final notification.
  7. After the end of the whole transaction (the end of all connected events), the LRT will be notified, ensuring the synchronization of the end. The LRT begins the uniform password end process (uniformPasswordManager.endUniformPasswordProcess(transactionId)). Ie. that it sends a notification (to the topic `TOPIC_UNIFORM_PASSWORD_SET`) to all identities for which an entity state has been created within the given transaction, about the generation of new accounts on the given systems and a uniform password.
  8. After all notification is sent will be all entity states with code `IDENTITY_UNIFORM_PASSWORD` and created in given transaction deleted.
Support the use of the same transaction ID in dependent LRTs. This will allow HR and automatic recalculations to be used as dependent tasks.
The uniform password feature works only under one transaction ID. It means you have to use recalculation of HR processes and automatic roles directly on the contract sync (checkboxes). Using depending tasks is not supported yet.
  • Last modified: 6 weeks ago
  • by svandav