UI and API Access

Now that you’ve deployed the ForgeRock Identity Platform, you’ll need to know how to access its administration tools. You’ll use these tools to build customized Docker images for the platform.

This page shows you how to access the ForgeRock Identity Platform’s administrative consoles and REST APIs.

You access AM and IDM services through the Kubernetes ingress controller. Access components using their normal interfaces:

  • For AM, the console and REST APIs.

  • For IDM, the Admin UI and REST APIs.

You can’t access DS through the ingress controller, but you can use Kubernetes methods to access the DS pods.

For more information about how AM and IDM are configured in the CDK, see Configuration in the forgeops repository’s top-level README file.

AM Services

To access the AM console:

  1. Make sure that your namespace is the current namespace:

    $ kubens my-namespace
  2. Obtain the amadmin user’s password:

    $ cd /path/to/forgeops/bin
    $ ./print-secrets amadmin
    179rd8en9rffa82rcf1qap1z0gv1hcej
  3. Open a new window or tab in a web browser.

  4. Go to https://dev.example.com/platform.

    The Kubernetes ingress controller handles the request, routing it to the login-ui pod.

    The login UI prompts you to log in.

  5. Log in as the amadmin user.

    The ForgeRock Identity Platform UI appears in the browser.

  6. Select Native Consoles > Access Management.

    The AM console appears in the browser.

To access the AM REST APIs:

  1. Start a terminal window session.

  2. Run a curl command to verify that you can access the REST APIs through the ingress controller. For example:

    $ curl \
     --insecure \
     --request POST \
     --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
     --header "X-OpenAM-Username: amadmin" \
     --header "X-OpenAM-Password: 179rd8en9rffa82rcf1qap1z0gv1hcej" \
     --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=2.0" \
     --data "{}" \
     "https://dev.example.com/am/json/realms/root/authenticate"
    {
        "tokenId":"AQIC5wM2. . .TU3OQ*",
        "successUrl":"/am/console",
        "realm":"/"
    }

IDM Services

To access the IDM Admin UI:

  1. Make sure that your namespace is the current namespace:

    $ kubens my-namespace
  2. Obtain the amadmin user’s password:

    $ cd /path/to/forgeops/bin
    $ ./print-secrets amadmin
    vr58qt11ihoa31zfbjsdxxrqryfw0s31
  3. Open a new window or tab in a web browser.

  4. Go to https://dev.example.com/platform.

    The Kubernetes ingress controller handles the request, routing it to the login-ui pod.

    The login UI prompts you to log in.

  5. Log in as the amadmin user.

    The ForgeRock Identity Platform UI appears in the browser.

  6. Select Native Consoles > Identity Management.

    The IDM Admin UI appears in the browser.

To access the IDM REST APIs:

  1. Start a terminal window session.

  2. If you haven’t already done so, get the amadmin user’s password using the print-secrets command.

  3. AM authorizes IDM REST API access using the OAuth 2.0 authorization code flow. The CDK comes with the idm-admin-ui client, which is configured to let you get a bearer token using this OAuth 2.0 flow. You’ll use the bearer token in the next step to access the IDM REST API:

    1. Get a session token for the amadmin user:

      $ curl \
       --request POST \
       --insecure \
       --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
       --header "X-OpenAM-Username: amadmin" \
       --header "X-OpenAM-Password: vr58qt11ihoa31zfbjsdxxrqryfw0s31" \
       --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=2.0, protocol=1.0" \
       "https://dev.example.com/am/json/realms/root/authenticate"
      {
       "tokenId":"AQIC5wM. . .TU3OQ*",
       "successUrl":"/am/console",
       "realm":"/"}
    2. Get an authorization code. Specify the ID of the session token that you obtained in the previous step in the --Cookie parameter:

      $ curl \
       --dump-header - \
       --insecure \
       --request GET \
       --Cookie "iPlanetDirectoryPro=AQIC5wM. . .TU3OQ*" \
       "https://dev.example.com/am/oauth2/realms/root/authorize?redirect_uri=https://dev.example.com/platform/appAuthHelperRedirect.html&client_id=idm-admin-ui&scope=openid%20fr:idm:*&response_type=code&state=abc123"
      HTTP/2 302
      server: nginx/1.17.10
      date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:54:20 GMT
      content-length: 0
      location: https://dev.example.com/platform/appAuthHelperRedirect.html
       ?code=3cItL9G52DIiBdfXRngv2_dAaYM&iss=http://dev.example.com:80/am/oauth2&state=abc123
       &client_id=idm-admin-ui
      set-cookie: route=1595350461.029.542.7328; Path=/am; Secure; HttpOnly
      x-frame-options: SAMEORIGIN
      x-content-type-options: nosniff
      cache-control: no-store
      pragma: no-cache
      set-cookie: OAUTH_REQUEST_ATTRIBUTES=DELETED; Expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT; Path=/; HttpOnly
      strict-transport-security: max-age=15724800; includeSubDomains
    3. Exchange the authorization code for an access token. Specify the access code that you obtained in the previous step in the code URL parameter:

      $ curl --request POST \
       --insecure \
       --data "grant_type=authorization_code" \
       --data "code=3cItL9G52DIiBdfXRngv2_dAaYM" \
       --data "client_id=idm-admin-ui" \
       --data "redirect_uri=https://dev.example.com/platform/appAuthHelperRedirect.html" \
       "https://dev.example.com/am/oauth2/realms/root/access_token" 
      {
       "access_token":"oPzGzGFY1SeP2RkI-ZqaRQC1cDg",
       "scope":"openid fr:idm:*",
       "id_token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV
        . . .
        sO4HYqlQ",
       "token_type":"Bearer",
       "expires_in":239
      }
  4. Run a curl command to verify that you can access the openidm/config REST endpoint through the ingress controller. Use the access token returned in the previous step as the bearer token in the authorization header.

    The following example command provides information about the IDM configuration:

    $ curl \
     --insecure \
     --request GET \
     --header "Authorization: Bearer oPzGzGFY1SeP2RkI-ZqaRQC1cDg" \
     --data "{}" \
     "https://dev.example.com/openidm/config"
    {
     "_id":"",
     "configurations":
      [
       {
        "_id":"ui.context/admin",
        "pid":"ui.context.4f0cb656-0b92-44e9-a48b-76baddda03ea",
        "factoryPid":"ui.context"
        },
        . . .
       ]
    }

Directory Services

The DS pods in the CDK are not exposed outside of the cluster. If you need to access one of the DS pods, use a standard Kubernetes method:

  • Execute shell commands in DS pods using the kubectl exec command.

  • Forward a DS pod’s LDAPS port (1636) to your local computer. Then, you can run LDAP CLI commands like ldapsearch. You can also use an LDAP editor such as Apache Directory Studio to access the directory.

For all CDM directory pods, the directory superuser DN is uid=admin. Obtain this user’s password by running the print-secrets dsadmin command.

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