This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 6 years, 10 months ago by dalegre.

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    We’re having trouble with an unexpected policy decision.
    Having OpenAM on high availability behind a load balancer with these two policies

    Policy A
    Rules -> URL Policy :*
    URL Policy :*?*
    Allow GET y POST
    Subjects -> Authenticathed users

    Policy B
    Rules -> URL Policy :
    Allow GET y POST
    Subjects -> Authenticathed users
    Conditions -> Authentication Chaining using CERT as REQUIRED

    With this scenario in mind
    Following the URL
    OpenAM prompts the CERT, type in the code and successfully logs in.

    Following any other URL
    should prompt the username/password screen.

    The problem is when attempting to access the resource with the parameter ‘?idApp=52’, which should fall under Policy B, instead of CERT, OpenAM randomly prompts the username/password screen and upon correct authentication, allows access to the resource.
    In both cases, the logs are identical, except for the final decision. They always show the CERT condition but it’s apparently ignored.

    OpenAM: 10.0.1 Behind LB
    Weblogic 10

    • This topic was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by dalegre.
     Peter Major

    Both of your policies are actually matching the requested resource, hence either of them can grant access. Please also keep in mind that during policy evaluation OpenAM reorders the query string, so using idApp=52 in the rule may not actually work if you have other parameters in the query string.


    Thanks for your reply,

    When we attemped to open that resource ( we didn’t use any other parameters, and the decisions is “randomly” taken apparently…

    We can put here the logs…

    Thanks in advamce

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