Basic IAM setup
Most configurable aspects of the IAM are configured via environment variables and Spring profile directives. For a detailed reference of all the options, see the configuration reference.
At the bare minimum you should enable the registration service to let users register at your organisation (but you can leave it disabled and add users manually to the organisation using the IAM dashboard if you prefer).
A minimal example configuration is given below:
IAM_JAVA_OPTS=-Dspring.profiles.active=prod,registration -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/./urandom IAM_HOST=iam.local.io IAM_BASE_URL=https://iam.local.io IAM_ISSUER=https://iam.local.io IAM_USE_FORWARDED_HEADERS=true IAM_KEY_STORE_LOCATION=file:/iam-keystore.jwks IAM_DB_HOST=db IAM_DB_NAME=iam IAM_DB_USERNAME=iam IAM_DB_PASSWORD=*********** IAM_NOTIFICATION_FROMemail@example.com IAM_NOTIFICATION_ADMIN_ADDRESSfirstname.lastname@example.org IAM_MAIL_HOST=smtp.mail.example
and has the following meaning:
IAM_JAVA_OPTSis used to select active profiles (prod, registration) and tell the JVM to use /dev/urandom as the random number generator;
IAM_HOSTis the host where the IAM will listen for request; this is the hostname of the machine exposed to the internet;
IAM_BASE_URLis the base URL where the IAM web application will live; the value for this is typically
IAM_ISSUERis the OpenID-connect issuer for the tokens issued by the IAM; we recommend using the same setting as
IAM_USE_FORWARDED_HEADERStells the IAM that whether it lives behind a reverse proxy (i.e., NGINX); in production the value is typically
IAM_KEY_STORE_LOCATIONis the location of the JSON Web keystore generated as explained here;
IAM_DB_*are variables used to set the database endpoint and provide database access credentials;
IAM_NOTIFICATION_FROMsets the sender of administrative notification sent by the IAM;
IAM_NOTIFICATION_ADMIN_ADDRESSsets the email address that will receive administrative notifications from the IAM;
IAM_MAIL_HOSTis the SMTP server that IAM will use to deliver notifications.
For a detailed reference of all available configuration options, see the configuration reference.
Deploying and starting the IAM service with the above configuration will give
you an empty service with just one user registered, the
As a first thing you should login in the IAM with the following credentials:
and change the password for the admin user, clicking on the Change password button from the admin home page, as shown in the following picture: