IDM 7.2.0

Amazon social identity provider

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

Amazon as a social identity provider requires access over secure HTTP (HTTPS).

Set up Amazon

To set up Amazon as a social identity provider, first Register for Login With Amazon. You will need an Amazon account.

Then, create a security profile. You will need the following information:

  • Security Profile Name (The name of your app)

  • Security Profile Description

  • Consent Privacy Notice URL

  • Consent Logo Image (optional)

When complete and saved, you should see a list of security profiles with OAuth2 credentials. You should be able to find the Client ID and Client Secret from this screen.

You still need to configure the web settings for your new Security Profile. From the Amazon Developer Console dashboard, select Apps and Services > Login with Amazon, then select Manage > Web Settings.

In the Web Settings for your app, you’ll need to set either of the following properties:

  • Allowed Origins, which should match the URL for your registration page, such as https://openidm.example.com:8443

  • Allowed Return URLs, which should match the redirect URIs described in Configure an Amazon Social Identity Provider. You may see URIs such as https://openidm.example.com:8443/.

Configure an Amazon social identity provider

To configure an Amazon social identity provider using the admin UI:

  1. From the navigation bar, click Configure > Social ID Providers.

  2. On the Social Identity Providers page, enable Amazon.

  3. In the Amazon Provider window, enter applicable values in the fields, and click Save. For a complete list of fields, see Amazon Social Identity Provider Configuration Details.

After you save the social identity provider configuration, IDM generates a conf/identityProvider-amazon.json file:

{
   "provider" : "amazon",
   "authorizationEndpoint" : "https://www.amazon.com/ap/oa",
   "tokenEndpoint" : "https://api.amazon.com/auth/o2/token",
   "userInfoEndpoint" : "https://api.amazon.com/user/profile"
   "enabled" : true,
   "clientId" : "<someUUID>",
   "clientSecret" : {
       "$crypto" : {
           "type" : "x-simple-encryption",
           "value" : {
               "cipher" : "AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding",
               "stableId" : "openidm-sym-default",
               "salt" : "<hashValue>",
               "data" : "<encryptedValue>",
               "keySize" : 16,
               "purpose" : "idm.config.encryption",
               "iv" : "<encryptedValue>",
               "mac" : "<hashValue>"
           }
       }
   },
   "scope" : [
       "profile"
   ],
...

The file includes schema information, which includes properties for each social identity account, as collected by IDM, as well as the order in which it appears in the admin UI. When you’ve registered a user with an Amazon social identity, you can verify this by selecting Manage > Amazon, and then selecting a user.

Another part of the file includes a propertyMap, which maps user information entries between the source (social identity provider) and the target (IDM).

If you need more information about the properties in this file, see Amazon Social Identity Provider Configuration Details.

Configure user registration to link to Amazon

Once you’ve configured the Amazon social identity provider, you can activate it through User Registration. To do so in the admin UI, select Configure > User Registration, and activate that feature. Under the Social tab that appears, enable Social Registration. For more information on IDM user self-service features, see IDM user interface.

When you enable Social Registration, you’re allowing users to register on IDM through all active social identity providers.

Amazon social identity provider configuration details

You can set up the Amazon social identity provider through the admin UI or in a conf/identityProvider-amazon.json file. IDM generates the identityProvider-amazon.json file when you configure and enable this social identity provider in the admin UI. Alternatively, you can create the file manually.

The following table includes the information shown in the admin UI Amazon Provider pop-up window, along with associated information in the identityProvider-amazon.json file:

Amazon social identity provider configuration properties
Property (UI) Property (JSON file) Description

Client ID

clientId

The client identifier for your Amazon App

Client Secret

clientSecret

Used with the Client ID to access the applicable Amazon API

Scope

scope

An array of strings that allows access to user data; see Amazon’s Customer Profile Documentation.

Authorization Endpoint

authorizationEndpoint

Typically https://www.amazon.com/ap/oa.

Token Endpoint

tokenEndpoint

Endpoint that receives a one-time authorization code, and returns an access token; typically https://api.amazon.com/auth/o2/token

User Info Endpoint

userInfoEndpoint

Endpoint that transmits scope-related fields; typically https://api.amazon.com/user/profile

Not in the admin UI

name

Name of the social identity provider

Not in the admin UI

type

Authentication module

Not in the admin UI

authenticationId

Authentication identifier, as returned from the User Info Endpoint for each social identity provider

Not in the admin UI

propertyMap

Mapping between Amazon and IDM

For information on social identity provider buttons and badges, see Social identity provider button and badge properties.

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