IDM 7.2.0

Tokens and user self-service

Many processes within user self-service involve multiple stages, such as user self-registration, password reset, and forgotten username. As the user transitions from one stage to another, IDM uses JWT tokens to represent the current state of the process. As each stage is completed, IDM returns a new token. Each request that follows includes that latest token.

For example, users who use these features to recover their usernames and passwords get two tokens in the following scenario:

  • The user goes through the forgotten username process, gets a JWT Token with a lifetime (default = 300 seconds) that lets the user get to the next step in the process.

  • With username in hand, that user may then start the password reset process. That user gets a second JWT token, with the token lifetime configured for that process.

The default IDM JWT token is encrypted and stateless. However, if you need a token that can be included in a link that works in all email clients, change the `snapshotToken`type in the appropriate configuration file to uuid.

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