Version 5.3.0

What's New

  • Enhanced account and password management of users
  • Support for a wide range of new identity and access management (IAM) protocols
  • Real-time alerts when suspicious logins and abnormal sessions occur with the ability to monitor and terminate sessions.

As the industry's first Enterprise Identity Bus (EIB), WSO2 Identity Server is the central backbone that connects and manages multiple identities across applications, APIs, the cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things devices, regardless of the standards on which they are based. The multi-tenant WSO2 Identity Server can be deployed directly on servers or in the cloud, and has the ability to propagate identities across geographical and enterprise borders in a connected business environment.

With an abundance of connectors and authenticators (freely available at our Connector Store) WSO2 Identity Server supports popular identity providers that provision users in their systems and provide authentication services.


Enterprise/Cloud Single Sign-On and Federation

  • Single Sign-On (SSO) via SAML2, OpenID Connect and WS-Federation Passive
  • SAML 2.0 based Single Logout (SLO), metadata profile and assertion query/request profileNew
  • OpenID Connect session management, discover and dynamic client registrationNew
  • Federated SSO via SAML2, OpenID Connect and WS-Federation Passive with external identity providers
  • Enterprise SSO with applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Exchange
  • SSO between on-premise applications and cloud applications that support heterogeneous SSO protocols (identity bridging)
  • Simple service provider (SP) and identity provider (IDP) ecosystem management because SPs and IDPs are decoupled from each other (identity hub)
  • Ability to consume identities and attributes from third party IDPs by translating between different claim dialects
  • White label login and registration pages
  • Rule-based authorization support for SSONew
  • Google ReCaptcha support for SSONew

Strong Authentication

  • Support for multi-option/multi-step authentication
  • Integrated Windows authentication (IWA) with KerberosNew
  • X.509 authentication
  • 2-factor authentication based on Fast IDentity Online (FIDO)
  • Time-based One-time Password (TOTP) based authentication

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)

  • User/Group management
    • Manage users and groups
    • Claim management that supports decoupling of application dialect from underlying user store implementation
    • Flexible profile management for users supporting multiple profiles per use
    • Ability to link multiple user accounts that may belong to a single user
    • Support for heterogeneous user stores, either through built-in lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) - powered by ApacheDS, an external LDAP, Microsoft Active Directory, or any JDBC database
    • Ability to support multiple user stores
    • Self-service user portal for business end-users to manage their credentials, profile, and authorized applications
    • Configurable password policies
    • Account locking for invalid failed login attempts
    • Account recovery with email and secret questions
    • Password history validationNew
    • Password pattern configurationNew
    • Account locking in single and multi-tenant environmentsNew
    • Account suspension reminders and locking idle accountsNew
    • Google ReCaptcha support for password recovery flow and self sign upNew
    • HTML support for email templatesNew
    • Email template internalization and dynamic properties for email templatesNew
  • Provisioning
    • Provision users and groups to WSO2 Identity Server using System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) 1.1 or WSO2's proprietary SOAP APIs
    • Provision users to external identity providers using SCIM 1.1 or Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML)
    • Create identities on the fly with just-in-time (JIT) provisioning
    • Rule-based identity provisioningNew
  • Workflows
    • Multi-option/Multi-step approval template based workflows for user and role management operations

Entitlements and Access Control

  • Fine-grained authorization
    • Manage user entitlements
    • Role-based access control (RBAC)
    • Fine-grained policy-based access control based on eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) 2.0/3.0
    • Explore policy impact prior to publishing the policies to runtime using the try-it tool
    • High performance network protocol (over Apache Thrift) for Policy Enforcement Point/Policy Decision Point (PEP/PDP) interaction
    • User-friendly Policy Administration Point (PAP) to edit XACML 2.0/3.0 policies
    • Manage multiple PDPs from a single PAP
    • Notifications on policy updates
    • Multiple Policy Information Points (PIP) to retrieve additional attributes required for policy evaluation
    • Integrates with WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus for XACML 3.0 based authorization for REST or SOAP services
    • XACML REST profile supportNew
  • API Security
    • Delegated access control using OAuth2 and WS-Trust
    • Support for SAML2 bearer grant type, JWT assertion grant type and NTLM-IWA grant type
    • OAuth2 token revocation support
    • OAuth token introspectionNew
    • OAuth 2.0 form post response modeNew
    • Integrates with WSO2 API Manager for OAuth2 key management

Monitoring, Reporting and Auditing

  • Login events and session monitoring
  • Monitor logged in users/sessionsNew
  • Manually terminate user sessionsNew
  • Admin forced password resetNew
  • Real-time security alerting for suspicious login activities and abnormal sessionsNew
  • Auditing of privileged operations using distributed auditing system (XDAS)
  • Built-in collection and monitoring of standard access and performance statistics
  • Key metrics monitoring and management using JMX MBeans

Connectors to Extend the Identity Ecosystem

  • Easy access to a wide range of self-contained connectors via WSO2 Connector Store
  • Support for federated authentication with popular enterprise IDPs such as Microsoft Office 365
  • Connectors to strong authentication platforms like MePIN, Duo Security, Tiqr, Clef and more
  • Social login with popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more
  • Provisioning connectors to enterprise cloud applications like Salesforce and Google

Deployment Flexibility

  • Lightweight, developer-friendly and easy to deploy
  • Container friendly deployment
  • Clustering for high availability deployment
  • Choice of deployment to on-premise servers, private cloud, or managed cloud, without configuration changes
  • Complete SOAP API for integrating or embedding into any application or system
  • Centralized configuration management across different deployment environments with life cycles and versioning with integration to WSO2 Governance Registry

Pluggable, Extensible and Themable

  • Plug-in model for user stores, authenticators, OAuth2 grant types, etc.
  • Extension points allow integration with legacy systems
  • Numerous extension points to allow customization of certain aspects of the product if required
  • White label login and registration pages

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