IDM 7.2.0

AWS connector

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service for securely controlling access to AWS services. The AWS connector lets you manage and synchronize accounts between AWS and IDM managed user objects. An AWS administrator account is required for this connector to work.

Before you start

Before you configure the connector, log in to your AWS administrator account and note the following:

Access Key ID

The access key ID is a globally unique IAM user identifier to access the AWS service API.

Secret Key ID

The secret key is a password to access the AWS service API.

Role ARN

Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the role which has IAM Full Access permissions.

Credentials Expiration

Time (in seconds) to configure the duration in which the temporary credentials would expire. Optional.

Region

The region where the AWS instance is hosted.

Install the AWS connector

Download the connector .jar file from the ForgeRock BackStage download site.

  • If you are running the connector locally, place it in the /path/to/openidm/connectors directory, for example:

    mv ~/Downloads/aws-connector-1.5.20.8.jar /path/to/openidm/connectors/
  • If you are using a remote connector server (RCS), place it in the /path/to/openicf/connectors directory on the RCS.

Configure the AWS connector

Create a connector configuration using the admin UI:

  1. Select Configure > Connectors and click New Connector.

  2. Enter a Connector Name.

  3. Select AWS Connector - 1.5.20.8 as the Connector Type.

  4. Provide the Base Connector Details.

  5. Click Save.

When your connector is configured correctly, the connector displays as Active in the admin UI.

Alternatively, test that the configuration is correct by running the following command:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request POST \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/system/aws?_action=test"
{
  "name": "aws",
  "enabled": true,
  "config": "config/provisioner.openicf/aws",
  "connectorRef": {
    "bundleVersion": "[1.5.0.0,1.6.0.0)",
    "bundleName": "org.forgerock.openicf.connectors.aws-connector",
    "connectorName": "org.forgerock.openicf.connectors.aws.AwsConnector"
  },
  "displayName": "AWS Connector",
  "objectTypes": [
    "__ACCOUNT__",
    "__ALL__"
  ],
  "ok": true
}

If the command returns "ok": true, your connector has been configured correctly, and can authenticate to the AWS system.

Use the AWS connector

The following AWS account attributes are supported by the AWS connector:

Attribute Description

__USER__

The username of the user. Only alphanumeric characters, and +=,.@_- symbols are supported. Required.

UserId

Auto-generated user id.

Path

The path to the created user (used to define a hierarchy-based structure). Default value is /.

__PASSWORD__

Password for the user account.

Arn

Amazon Resource Name (ARN), used to uniquely identify the AWS resource. For more information on ARNs, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) in the AWS documentation.

CreatedDate

Date of profile creation, in ISO 8601 date-time format.

PasswordLastUsed

Date the password was last used.

PermissionBoundary

The ARN of the policy that is used to set the permissions boundary for the user.

Tags

A list of customizable key-value pairs. For more information about tags on AWS, see Tagging AWS resources in the AWS documentation. For example:

"Tags": [{
    "Key": "Department",
    "Value": "Accounting"
}]

You can use the AWS connector to perform the following actions on an AWS account:

Create an AWS user

The following example creates a user with the minimum required attributes:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--request POST \
--data '{
  "__NAME__": "bjensen"
}' \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/system/aws/__ACCOUNT__?_action=create"
{
  "_id": "bjensen",
  "Path": "/",
  "UserId": "AIDAW3FY74V57KNBRIDU6",
  "__NAME__": "bjensen",
  "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::470686885243:user/bjensen",
  "CreatedDate": "Thu Jun 02 16:46:39 PDT 2022"
}

When you create a new user, you must specify at least __NAME__. See the list of available attributes for more information.

Update an AWS user

You can modify an existing user with a PUT request, including all attributes of the account in the request. The following attributes can be modified on a user:

  • __USER__

  • __PASSWORD__

  • Path

  • PermissionsBoundary

  • Tags

For example, to add a new tag to a user:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--header "If-Match:*" \
--request PUT \
--data '{
  "__NAME__": "bjensen",
  "Tags": [{
    "Key": "Project",
    "Value": "Meteor"
  }]
}' \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/system/aws/__ACCOUNT__/bjensen"
{
  "_id": "bjensen",
  "Path": "/",
  "UserId": "AIDAW3FY74V57KNBRIDU6",
  "__NAME__": "bjensen",
  "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::470686885243:user/bjensen",
  "CreatedDate": "Thu Jun 02 16:46:39 PDT 2022",
  "Tags": [
    {
      "Project": "Meteor"
    }
  ]
}
Query AWS users

The following example queries all AWS users:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--request GET \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/system/aws/__ACCOUNT__?_queryId=query-all-ids"
{
  "result": [
    {
      "_id": "bjensen"
    },
    {
      "_id": "frank@example.com"
    },
    {
      "_id": "testFR4User"
    },
    {
      "_id": "testFR5User"
    },
    {
      "_id": "testFR6User"
    }
  ],
  "resultCount": 5,
  "pagedResultsCookie": null,
  "totalPagedResultsPolicy": "NONE",
  "totalPagedResults": -1,
  "remainingPagedResults": -1
}

The following command queries a specific user by their ID:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--request GET \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/system/aws/__ACCOUNT__/bjensen"
{
  "_id": "bjensen",
  "Path": "/",
  "UserId": "AIDAW3FY74V57KNBRIDU6",
  "__NAME__": "bjensen",
  "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::470686885243:user/bjensen",
  "CreatedDate": "Thu Jun 02 16:46:39 PDT 2022",
  "Tags": [
    {
      "Project": "Meteor"
    }
  ]
}
Reset an AWS user account password
curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--header "if-Match:*" \
--request PATCH \
--data '[{
  "operation": "add",
  "field": "__PASSWORD__",
  "value": "Passw0rd@123!"
}]' \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/system/aws/__ACCOUNT__/bjensen"
{
  "_id": "bjensen",
  "Path": "/",
  "UserId": "AIDAW3FY74V57KNBRIDU6",
  "__NAME__": "bjensen",
  "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::470686885243:user/bjensen",
  "CreatedDate": "Thu Jun 02 16:46:39 PDT 2022",
  "Tags": [
    {
      "Project": "Meteor"
    }
  ]
}

While the __PASSWORD__ field is not returned as part of the response, the user object is updated.

Delete an AWS user account

You can use the AWS connector to delete an account from the AWS IAM service.

The following example deletes an AWS account:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--request DELETE \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/system/aws/__ACCOUNT__/bjensen"
{
  "_id": "bjensen",
  "Path": "/",
  "UserId": "AIDAW3FY74V57KNBRIDU6",
  "__NAME__": "bjensen",
  "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::470686885243:user/bjensen",
  "CreatedDate": "Thu Jun 02 16:46:39 PDT 2022",
  "Tags": [
    {
      "Project": "Meteor"
    }
  ]
}

OpenICF Interfaces Implemented by the AWS Connector

The AWS Connector implements the following OpenICF interfaces. For additional details, see ICF interfaces:

Create

Creates an object and its uid.

Delete

Deletes an object, referenced by its uid.

Schema

Describes the object types, operations, and options that the connector supports.

Script on Connector

Enables an application to run a script in the context of the connector.

Any script that runs on the connector has the following characteristics:

  • The script runs in the same execution environment as the connector and has access to all the classes to which the connector has access.

  • The script has access to a connector variable that is equivalent to an initialized instance of the connector. At a minimum, the script can access the connector configuration.

  • The script has access to any script arguments passed in by the application.

Search

Searches the target resource for all objects that match the specified object class and filter.

Test

Tests the connector configuration.

Testing a configuration checks all elements of the environment that are referred to by the configuration are available. For example, the connector might make a physical connection to a host that is specified in the configuration to verify that it exists and that the credentials that are specified in the configuration are valid.

This operation might need to connect to a resource, and, as such, might take some time. Do not invoke this operation too often, such as before every provisioning operation. The test operation is not intended to check that the connector is alive (that is, that its physical connection to the resource has not timed out).

You can invoke the test operation before a connector configuration has been validated.

Update

Updates (modifies or replaces) objects on a target resource.

AWS Connector Configuration

The AWS Connector has the following configurable properties:

Basic group of connector

Property Type Default Encrypted(1) Required(2)

accessKeyId

String

null

Yes

Provide the Access Key ID to access the AWS IAM Service API

secretKey

GuardedString

null

Yes

Yes

Provide the Secret Key ID to access the AWS IAM Service API

roleArn

String

null

Yes

Provide the Amazon Resource Name specifying the Role

region

String

null

No

Provide the Regions

pageSize

int

100

No

Provide the Page Size

credentialsExpiration

int

3600

No

Provide the temporary credentials expiration time in seconds

proxyHost

String

null

No

Provide the ProxyHost

proxyPort

Integer

null

No

Provide the ProxyPort

proxyUsername

String

null

No

Provide the Proxy Username

proxyPassword

GuardedString

null

No

Provide the Proxy Password

connectionTimeout

Integer

10000

No

Provide the Maximum Connection Timeout in milliseconds

maxConnections

Integer

10

No

Provide the number of Maximum Connections

(1) Whether the property value is considered confidential, and is therefore encrypted in IDM.

(2) A list of operations in this column indicates that the property is required for those operations.

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