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How to Configure OAM for Second Factor Authentication Using a Apple Push Notifications to an iOS Device (Doc ID 2319759.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Access Manager - Version and later
Oracle Mobile and Social - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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How to configure OAM second factor authentication (SFA) such that a push notification is delivered to an iOS device where the end-user has to either allow or deny the login attempt. The push notification is delivered to the Oracle Mobile Authenticator application (OMA) which then communicates with the OAM server to grant or deny the end-user access to the protected resource. The steps below are ONLY for configuring push notifications to iOS devices. See Document ID 2308621.1 for details on setting up push notifications to android devices via Google Cloud Messaging (GCM).

Note that this note covers the use of SFA to send a push notification only. While the configuration of a one­-time password with the OMA application covers some of the same pieces (such as OMA and the AdaptiveAuthentication scheme) that setup is covered in note 2307570.1.


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In this Document
 Configure the OAM server settings from within the OAM console
 Configure change in the oam­-config.xml file manually
 Create an authentication policy to protect a resource that contains a post­authentication rule to switch to the AdaptiveAuthentication scheme
 Create an Apple iOS development certificate
 Create an Apple App ID and bundle identifier
 Set the APNS keystore password within the OAM credential store
 Create a webpage to deliver the OMA application profile to the iOS device
 Install the OMA application onto the iOS device
 Register the user account within the OMA application
 Test SFA via push notification
 Troubleshooting / Debugging
 Push notification is never received on the iOS device
 User not found in the LDAP directory
 Expected/Good log output for normal push notification

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