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Using Beyond Identity for Authentication

In the Getting Started section, we walked you over how to create a tenant, an application, as well as how to configure that application in order to authorize and authenticate a user with Beyond Identity.

Let's review those steps in a bit more detail in the following section.

How to create a new Realm

Realms are unique administrative domains within a tenant. All new tenants have a default realm called Beyond Identity Admin which should not be used to configure for delegate IDP purposes.

Click the drop down on the top left corner and add a new realm. Screenshot

How to create an Application

Applications hold the configuration necessary to integrate your existing software stack with our authentication experience. To create a new application you can:

  • Click 'Applications' in the left menu

  • Click 'Create app'

  • Fill out the display name with whatever you want to name this app

  • Select the client type:

    • Confidential clients are applications that are able to securely authenticate with the authorization server, for example being able to keep their registered client secret safe.

    • Public clients are unable to use registered client secrets, such as applications running in a browser or on a mobile device.

  • Set the redirect_uri to be a URL where you want to receive the authorization code and state. This can be either:

    • An app scheme or Universal URL / App Link if you're implementing this in a native application
    • A URL to any page in your web application
  • After the protocol configuration is finished, modify your authenticator config

  • Click on create and your app should be created Created App Screenshot

How to create a test identity

Before users can start authenticating with Beyond Identity, they must be provisioned in our directory. To do this via the Admin Console you can:

  • In the Admin Console under the 'Identities' tab, select 'Add Identity'.

  • Enter the following values:

    • Email: <email_address>

    • Username: <user_name>

    • Name: <full_name>

How to craft your authorize URL

A full authorization request url has additional parameters that we need to account for. You can find the base URL under your application.

&redirect_uri=<redirect_uri from application>

Start the request

Use the URL above from a browser, and watch how the authentication process unfolds.