Documentation
Introduction

The Create User function is for administrators to establish new users in the enterprise directory and the SecureAuth IdP environment.

Prerequisites

1. Create a New Realm for the Create User function

2. The SecureAuth IdP directory Service Account must have the write privileges to add users

3. Configure the following tabs in the Web Admin before configuring the Post Authentication tab:

  • Overview – the description of the realm and SMTP connections must be defined
  • Data – an enterprise directory must be integrated with SecureAuth IdP
  • Workflow – the way in which users will access this application must be defined
  • Registration Methods – the 2-Factor Authentication methods that will be used to access this page (if any) must be defined
Configuration Steps
Data

 

1. Restrict the realm to only admins in the Membership Connection Settings section by selecting Allow Access from the User Group Check Type dropdown, provide the User Groups name(s) (e.g. "admins"), and the Groups Field in the enterprise directory that contains group information of each user

This is not required, as a company may wish to have users create their own accounts

Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Data page to avoid losing changes

Post Authentication

 

2. Select Create User from the Authenticated User Redirect dropdown in the Post Authentication tab in the Web Admin

3. An unalterable URL will be auto-populated in the Redirect To field, which will append to the domain name and realm number in the address bar (Authorized/CreateUser.aspx)

4. A customized post authentication page can be uploaded, but it is not required

User ID Mapping

 

5. Select the type of User ID that will be asserted to the Create User function from the User ID Mapping dropdown

This is typically the Authenticated User ID

No configuration is required for the Name ID Format and Encode to Base64 fields

Create User

 

6. Select HideShow, or Required for each SecureAuth Field (corresponding to the Profile Properties in the Data tab) to elect what will appear and what can be modified on the Create User page

Hide will not show the SecureAuth Field on the page

Show will show the SecureAuth Field on the page, and the administrator can edit the information

Required will show the SecureAuth Field on the page, and the administrator must edit the information

7. Select Enter Manually to create a specific password or Generate Automatically to create a random password from the Password field

8. Choose whether to Mask Password and whether the user Must Change Password after the account is created

9. Select the KBQ Count

10. Provide the Group List to assign the new user into the appropriate groups, separated by commas

11. Choose whether to send an Email Notification to the user when the account is created

Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Post Authentication page to avoid losing changes

Forms Auth / SSO Token

 

12. Click View and Configure FormsAuth keys / SSO token to configure the token/cookie settings and to configure this realm for Single Sign-on (SSO)

These are optional configurations

 To configure this realm's token/cookie settings, follow these steps:
Forms Authentication


1. If SSL is required to view the token, select True from the Require SSL dropdown

2. Choose whether SecureAuth IdP will deliver the token in a cookie to the user's browser or device:

  • UseCookies enables SecureAuth IdP to always deliver a cookie
  • UseUri disables SecureAuth IdP to deliver a cookie, and instead deliver the token in a query string
  • AutoDetect enables SecureAuth IdP to deliver a cookie if the user's settings allow it
  • UseDeviceProfile enables SecureAuth IdP to deliver a cookie if the browser's settings allow it, no matter the user's settings

3. Set the Sliding Expiration to True if the cookie remains valid as long as the user is interacting with the page

4. Set the Timeout length to determine for how many minutes a cookie is valid

No configuration is required for the Name, Login URL, or Domain fields

Machine Key

5. No changes are required in the Validation field, unless the default value does not match the company's requirement

If a different value is required, select it from the dropdown

6. No changes are required in the Decryption field, unless the default value does not match the company's requirement

If a different value is required, select it from the dropdown

No configuration is required for the Validation Key or Decryption Key fields

Authentication Cookies

 

7. Enable the cookie to be Persistent by selecting True - Expires after Timeout from the dropdown

Selecting False - Session Cookie enables the cookie to be valid as long as the session is open, and will expire once the browser is closed or the session expires

No configuration is required for the Pre-Auth Cookie, Post-Auth Cookie, or the Clean Up Pre-Auth Cookie fields

Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Forms Auth / SSO Token page to avoid losing changes

To configure this realm for SSO, refer to SecureAuth IdP Single Sign-on Configuration

To configure this realm for Windows Desktop SSO, refer to Windows Desktop SSO Configuration Guide