Oracle Identity Cloud Service Integration with AuthPoint

Deployment Overview

This document describes how to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Oracle Identity Cloud Service with AuthPointas an identity provider.

Your Oracle Identity Cloud Service must already be configured and deployed before you set up MFA with AuthPoint. Your Oracle Identity Cloud Service can be configured to support MFA in several modes. For this integration, we set up Oracle Identity Cloud Service with AuthPoint.

Oracle Identity Cloud Service Authentication Data Flow with AuthPoint

AuthPoint communicates with various cloud-based services and service providers with the SAML protocol. This diagram shows the data flow of an MFA transaction for Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

Before You Begin

Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:

Configure Oracle Identity Cloud Service

To start, you must download the metadata file from the Resources page in the AuthPoint management UI. After you have the metadata file, you can configure Oracle Cloud.

  1. Log in to WatchGuard Cloud.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Configure > AuthPoint. If you have a Service Provider account, you must select an account from Account Manager.
  3. Select Resources.
  4. Click Certificate.

  1. Next to AuthPoint certificate you will associate with your resource, click and select Download Metadata. We recommend that you choose the certificate with the latest expiration date.

    The AuthPoint metadata provides your resource, in this case Oracle Cloud, with information necessary to identify AuthPoint as a trusted identity provider.

  1. Log in to Oracle Cloud as an administrator.
  2. Click Users.

  1. Click Identity Console.

  1. Select Security > Identity Provider.

  1. Click Add SAML IDP.

  1. In the Name text box, type a name for this identity provider. We recommend you use AuthPoint. Click Next.
  2. Upload the AuthPoint metadata file.
  3. Select the Include Signing Certificate check box. Click Next.
  4. For Identity Provider User Attribute, select Name ID.
  5. For Oracle Identity Cloud Service User Attribute, select Username. To do this, you must enable email address as name ID in Oracle Cloud. Click Next.
  6. Copy the Provider ID and Assertion Consumer Service URL metadata values (used to configure the Oracle Cloud resource in AuthPoint) and configure AuthPoint as described below. When you have configured AuthPoint, click Next.
  7. Click Test Login.

  1. If your connection is successful, click Activate.
  2. Click Finish.

Configure AuthPoint

Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from Oracle Identity Cloud Service, you must specify the Oracle Identity Cloud Service client as a SAML resource in AuthPoint. You must also assign the Oracle Identity Cloud Service resource to the user group that will authenticate through Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

Add a SAML Resource in AuthPoint

From the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Resources.
  2. From the Choose a Resource Type drop-down list, select SAML. Click Add Resource.

  1. From the Application Type drop-down list, select Oracle Identity.
  2. In the Service Provider Entity ID text box, type the Provider ID value from Oracle Identity Cloud Service.
  3. In the Assertion Consumer Service text box, type the Assertion Consumer Service URL value from Oracle Identity Cloud Service.
  4. From the AuthPoint Certificate drop-down list, select the AuthPoint certificate to associate with your resource. This must be the same certificate that you downloaded the metadata for in the previous section.
  5. Click Save.

Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint

You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint for authentication with Oracle Identity Cloud Service, and you must assign an access policy for the Oracle Identity Cloud Service resource to that group. If you already have a group, you do not have to add another group.

In the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Groups.
  2. To add a new group, click Add Group. If you already have a group that you want to use, select the group to edit it.

  1. In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the group.
  2. (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the group.

  1. In the Access Policy section, click Add Policy.

  1. In the Add Policy dialog box, from the Resource drop-down list, select the resource you want to add an access policy for.
  2. (Optional) To require that users type their password before they authenticate for this resource, enable the Require Password Authentication toggle.
  3. Select the authentication options that users in this group can select from when they authenticate.

    For SAML resources, if you select more than one authentication option, users must select one of the available options when they authenticate. For example, if you select OTP and Push, users can choose to type their OTP or approve a push to authenticate. You cannot require that they do both.

  1. Click Add.

  1. (Optional) Add one or more safe locations to your group. For more information about safe locations and detailed instructions to add them, see About Safe Locations.
  2. Click Save.

Add Users to AuthPoint

Before you assign users to a group, you must add the users to AuthPoint. There are two ways to add AuthPoint user accounts:

  • Sync users from an external user database
  • Add local AuthPoint users

Each user must be a member of a group. You must add at least one group before you can add users to AuthPoint.

Test the Integration

To test the integration of AuthPoint and configuration of your Oracle Identity Cloud Service, you can authenticate with a mobile token on your mobile device. You can choose any method (one-time password, QR code, or push).

In this example, we show the push authentication method (users receive a push notification in the mobile app that they must approve to authenticate).

  1. In a web browser, go to the Oracle Identity Cloud Service URL.
  2. Type your email address or AuthPoint user name. Click Next.
  3. If required, in the Password text box, type your password.
  4. For the authentication method, select Push.
  5. Click Send.
  6. Approve the authentication request that is sent to your mobile device.
    You are logged in to Oracle Identity Cloud Service.