Setting up end user authentication

As a SaaS administrator, you can configure BMC Helix SSO to authenticate end users by using the following authentication methods:

  • AR
  • Certificate-based
  • LDAP
  • Local
  • Kerberos
  • OpenID Connect
  • Pre-authentication
  • SAML 2.0

The following table describes the tasks that you perform before you set up end user authentication:

TaskTask descriptionReference

If you have BMC Helix SSO in multitenant mode, if required, create a tenant, and switch to a BMC Helix SSO tenant in which you would like to configure authentication.

If you have a single default tenant, skip this task.

Setting up tenants

Configure the BMC Helix SSO server settings after you complete the installation of BMC Helix SSO application.

Configuring the BMC Helix SSO server

The following table describes the end-to-end tasks that you need to perform to configure any authentication in BMC Helix SSO.

TaskTask descriptionReference

Add and configure a realm for which you want to configure an authentication method.

Adding and configuring realms

Configure the settings to enter general details of a realm.

Configuring general settings for a realm

Configure the authentication for your suitable authentication type.

Configuring authentication

Enable AR authentication to bypass other primary authentication methods configured for a realm.

Enabling AR authentication for bypassing other authentication methods

Configure the settings to allow BMC Helix SSO server to launch applications in iframes.

Allowing BMC Helix SSO to open applications in iframes

Enable BMC Helix SSO to transform the userID to match the login ID for setting up the authentication method.

Transforming userID to match login ID

Change the default branding of the BMC Helix SSO login page to customize it according to your company's standards and requirements.

Rebranding the end user login page

Configure an authentication chain for a realm when you need to configure multiple authentication methods for a realm.

Enabling authentication chaining mode

Enable BMC Helix SSO to access additional user data of authenticated users and store it in the BMC Helix SSO database.

Enabling BMC Helix SSO server to store additional user data for authenticated users

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