With BMC Helix Single Sign-On, your end users can present credentials for authentication only once in a multi software environment. Administrators enable single sign-on experience for applications, configure authentication methods, and review audit records.

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updated 04 Jul

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July 4, 2023

 The BMC Helix SSO  23.2: Patch 2 on-premises version is available.

June 14, 2023

Updates available in 23.2 patch 2:

BMC Helix SSO server containers have been moved to Java 17.
This impacts the use of the SHA-1 signing algorithm for SAML IdP authentication.

May 9, 2023

Updates available in 23.2 patch 1:

  • Configure the BMC Helix SSO agent to support immediate logout from all applications
  • View details of the remote client IP address of the source in the audit records
  • View statistics for administrator user activities

April 7, 2023

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Configure realm identification for multiple service providers

  • Enable access to additional user information for external services or integrated applications from the BMC Helix SSO server

March 14, 2023

February 3, 2023

Updates available in 23.1 patch 1:

  • Verify access for an integrated BMC application

  • Renamed sections, tabs, and table headers in the BMC Helix SSO Admin Console and their updated display order 

January 12, 2023

Enhancements available in this release:

  • Extended audit events for the SAML 2.0 authentication

  • Custom response HTTP headers issued by the OAuth 2.0 client

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Setting up BMC Helix SSO administrator accounts

 

Manage user accounts who will have access to BMC Helix SSO.

Configuring the BMC Helix SSO server

 

Configure the maximum session time for end users, enable the account lockout for administrators and audit records.

Setting up end user authentication

 

Configure authentication of end users through a specified authentication method.

Administering

 

Set up administrator accounts, activate tenants, and secure sensitive data.

Troubleshooting

 

Resolve common issues or errors, review logs, or contact BMC Customer Support.


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Frequently asked questions

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about the BMC Helix Single Sign-On product.

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Frequently asked questions about BMC Helix Single Sign-On


Identity providers do not automatically notify BMC Helix SSO about the password change. Hence, an end user's BMC Helix SSO session remains active until it expires, and is not revoked after password change on IdP. To force the logoff, and receive the request for entering a new password, an end user needs to ask a BMC Helix SSO administrator to delete all active sessions/OAuth of this end user.

You can change your password in the BMC Helix SSO Admin Console, in the Admin User Management. To change your password, select your user account name, and then edit your password as required. See Setting up BMC Helix SSO administrator accounts for more details about how to change the password of an administrator.

You can obtain the BMC Helix SSO server version information through the <RSSO Server>/config/server-status URL. You must be authenticated as a BMC Helix SSO administrator before that.

Yes, you can do this.

If the OpenID Issuer URL is configured for the OAuth 2.0, developers of third-party applications can retrieve the OAuth metadata from the BMC Helix SSO server by using the following autodiscovery URL: RSSO_host:RSSO_port/rsso/.well-known/openid-configuration.

Running this request in the browser window returns details about the OpenID Connect provider's configuration, including the URIs of the authorization, token, revocation, userinfo, and public-keys endpoints.

Multi-factor authentication is not implemented on the BMC Helix SSO side. BMC Helix SSO only supports scenarios where the Identity Provider that is configured in BMC Helix SSO for authentication has configured multi-factor authentication.

For example, if your application is integrated with the BMC Helix SSO server that is configured to use the SAML protocol to authenticate users accessing an application, then for the end users to pass the authentication flow, multi-factor authentication must be enabled and configured on the SAML Identity Provider.

Yes.

You can enable audit records for end-user events in the BMC Helix SSO Admin Console > General > Advanced > select the End-user events check box.

Frequently asked questions about the idle timeout


If the idle timeout value is reached, logout happens anyways.

If the UI idle timeout BMC Helix SSO script does not work for at least one of the applications, the idle timeout does not work for all of the applications. 

A warning message is shown for an application with the least UI idle timeout value first.

Idle timeout is not applied.

A user is not logged out from all the applications, but only from the applications that reached the idle timeout value.

 

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