Device Posture - MobileIron

This ForgeRock Authentication Node queries MobileIron Cloud via their ReST API to see whether or not the end-user's device has been deemed compliant (ie, checks the "Device Posture") before they are allowed to access a protected resource.

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Device Posture - MobileIron

This ForgeRock Authentication Tree queries a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) system to see whether or not the end-user's device satisfies a Compliance Policy (ie, checks it's "Device Posture") before it is allowed to access a protected resource.

A unique identifier is needed for said query, thus you need to leverage the UEM's capability to issue and distribute x509 "mutual certificates" (also known as "browser" or "client" certificates) to each device it enrolls, with the device's unique identifier (populated in the 'CN' field of the x509 certificate).

Since you will also configure Mutual Transport Layer Security (mTLS) on the server running ForgeRock Open Access Manager, each time a device interfaces with ForgeRock, it is requested and required to present it's client certificate.

The authentication tree below is configured to extract the device's unique identifier from the CN field in the presented certificate; with that in hand, the authentication tree next makes a ReST query to the UEM for Device Posture information.

The UEM can return 1 of 3 results:

  1. the device is unknown to the UEM
  2. the device is known to the UEM but fails to pass their Compliance checklist (ie, OS is not up to date, phone is jailbroken, PIN has not been set, etc)
  3. the device is known and it passes their Compliance checklist

Only in event #3 is returned does the authentication tree carry on; if #2 is returned an additional step-up challenge could optionally be issued; if #1 is returned tree exits altogether.

Configuration: MobileIron

The details for configuring MobileIron are here.

Configuration: mTLS

The details for configuring Mutual Authentication are here.

Configuration: ForgeRock Authentication Node

Once the above has been done and verified, configure an Authentication Tree as follows:

  1. Download the Auth Node that extracts the unique identifier from the x509 from
  2. Copy that CertificateReader.jar plus the MobileIron*.jar from the below ../target directory into the ../web-container/webapps/openam/WEB-INF/lib directory where AM is deployed.
  3. Restart the web container to pick up the new nodes. The two nodes will then appear in the authentication trees components palette.
  4. From the components pallete select the Certificate Reader node and configure it this manner: ScreenShot
  5. From the components pallete select the MobileIron node and configure it this manner: ScreenShot
  6. From the components pallete select the Success node and configure it this manner: ScreenShot
  7. For the case where the UEM returns a 'non-compliant' status, it is up to you to decide if you want to perform an additional step-up challenge, display a message, redirect, account lockout, etc.
  8. Click on the MobileIron node and enter your account-specific values for MobileIron Endpoint, Admin Username, Admin Password

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