Identity Cloud

Supported standards

AM implements the following RFCs, Internet-Drafts, and standards:

Open Authentication

RFC 4226: HOTP: An HMAC-Based One-Time Password Algorithm, supported by the OATH authentication nodes.

RFC 6238: TOTP: Time-Based One-Time Password Algorithm, supported by the OATH authentication nodes.

For more information, refer to Open Authentication.

OAuth 2.0
OpenID Connect 1.0

In section 5.6 of this specification, AM supports Normal Claims. AM does not support the optional Aggregated Claims and Distributed Claims representations.

AM applies the guidelines suggested by the OpenID Financial-grade API (FAPI) Working Group to the implementation of CIBA, which shapes the support of CIBA in AM.

Implementation Decisions Applying to CIBA Support in AM
  • AM only supports the CIBA "poll" mode, not the "push" or "ping" modes.

  • AM requires use of confidential clients for CIBA.

  • AM requires use of signed JSON-web tokens (JWT) to pass parameters, using one of the following algorithms:

    • ES256 - ECDSA with SHA-256 and NIST standard P-256 elliptic curve.

    • PS256 - RSASSA-PSS using SHA-256.

Plain JSON or form parameters for CIBA-related data is not supported.

AM currently only supports backchannel logout when acting as the provider.

For more information, refer to:

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and federation-related standards

AM supports SAML v2.0.

SAML Specifications are available from the OASIS standards page.

For more information, refer to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)

Encryption and signatures
Other standards
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