IDM 7.2.0

Many social identity providers, one schema

Social authentication is deprecated and will be removed in a future release of IDM. For more information, see Deprecation.

Most social identity providers include common properties, such as name, email address, icon configuration, and location.

IDM includes two sets of property maps that translate information from a social identity provider to your managed user objects. These property maps are as follows:

  • The identityProviders.json file includes a propertyMap code block for each supported provider. This file maps properties from the provider to a generic managed user object. You should not customize this file. To use this file, copy /path/to/openidm/samples/example-configurations/self-service/identityProviders.json to your project’s conf/ directory.

  • The selfservice.propertymap.json file translates the generic managed user properties to the managed user schema that you have defined in managed.json . If you have customized the managed user schema, this is the file that you must change, to indicate how your custom schema maps to the generic managed user schema.

Examine conf/identityProviders.json. The following excerpt shows the Facebook propertyMap:

"propertyMap" : [
   {
      "source" : "id",
      "target" : "id"
   },
   {
      "source" : "name",
      "target" : "displayName"
   },
   {
      "source" : "first_name",
      "target" : "givenName"
   },
   {
      "source" : "last_name",
      "target" : "familyName"
   },
   {
      "source" : "email",
      "target" : "email"
   },
   {
      "source" : "email",
      "target" : "username"
   },
   {
      "source" : "locale",
      "target" : "locale"
   }
]

The source lists the Facebook property, the target lists the corresponding property for a generic managed user.

IDM then processes that information through the selfservice.propertymap.json file, where the source corresponds to the generic managed user and the target corresponds to your customized managed user schema (defined in your project’s managed.json file).

{
   "properties" : [
      {
         "source" : "givenName",
         "target" : "givenName"
      },
      {
         "source" : "familyName",
         "target" : "sn"
      },
      {
         "source" : "email",
         "target" : "mail"
      },
      {
         "source" : "postalAddress",
         "target" : "postalAddress",
         "condition" : "/object/postalAddress  pr"
      },
      {
         "source" : "addressLocality",
         "target" : "city",
         "condition" : "/object/addressLocality  pr"
      },
      {
         "source" : "addressRegion",
         "target" : "stateProvince",
         "condition" : "/object/addressRegion  pr"
      },
      {
         "source" : "postalCode",
         "target" : "postalCode",
         "condition" : "/object/postalCode  pr"
      },
      {
         "source" : "country",
         "target" : "country",
         "condition" : "/object/country  pr"
      },
      {
         "source" : "phone",
         "target" : "telephoneNumber",
         "condition" : "/object/phone  pr"
      },
      {
         "source" : "username",
         "target" : "userName"
      }
   ]
}

To take additional information from a social identity provider, make sure the property is mapped through the identityProviders.json and selfservice.propertymap.json files.

Several of the property mappings include a pr presence expression which is a filter that returns all records with the given attribute. For more information, see Presence Expressions.

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