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Oct 09, 2018

Using OpenID Connect to authenticate users

Hello all,

I want to use OpenID Connect to authenticate my users before gaining access to one of my application. I want to use my bigip as OpenID Provider (ie: the entity that authenticate the users) . My issue is the following: The OpendID provider (my bigip) never provides me with a ID Token. All I have is an “Access Token” and a “Refresh Token” but no “ID Token”.

Below is a description of my lab:

  • resource owner: ip address

  • bigip OpenID Provider: virtual server ip (see below for the access policy)

*The agents are left with their default values.

  • Client: I user openid debugger ( in order to request the authorization code. Then I request the Tokens using an html code.

I do the following for testing :

  • I request the authorization code from the authorization server (ie my virtual server) . For this I use openID Connect debugger to construct the request for me. Here is the request that I send :

    ? client_id=e1111098ccff5f81859f9fc83eaa000c29267803efc0bb5b & redirect_uri= & scope=openid myscope & response_type=code & response_mode=form_post & state=toto & nonce=7r8saarltr

After sending this request I enter my credentials (in the logon agent), I click on authorize then the virtual server correctly redirects me to: code=cae85f6fd33c6b27f56f536b6fd9af2ca0fc78e69ac3d13799533c143b38b4ac&state=toto”


I now have a correct authorization code that I can exchange for an “access token” AND a “ID Token” .

  • I then send a POST to get the access and ID Tokens using the following HTML code :

*note the presence of the “openid” in the scope parameter.

However, this is what I get from the authorization server (see in the comment) :

-> I have No “ID TOKEN” ☹

Could you please help me configure my access policy so that it supports OpenID Connect and sends me an “ID Token” ??

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  • Karim's avatar
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    Here is the Tokens I get :


    { "access_token":"ewogICJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsCiAgImtpZCI6ImFkbWluIgp9.ewogICJ0b2tlbl90eXBlIjoiQmVhcmVyIiwKICAic2NvcGUiOiJteXNjb3BlIiwKICAic2NvcGVfZGF0YSI6WwogICAgewogICAgICAgICJpZCI6Im15c2NvcGUiLAogICAgICAgICJ2YWx1ZSI6ImthcmltIgogICAgfQogIF0sCiAgImlzcyI6Imh0dHBzOi8vb2F1dGgua2FiZS5sYWIiLAogICJteWNsYWltIjoia2FyaW0iLAogICJzdWIiOiIvQ29tbW9uL2thYmVfb2F1dGhfYXV0aG9yaXphdGlvbi5rYXJpbSIsCiAgImp0aSI6ImY5MTQyMGQxMDYzMmNiNmY5MTM2OGU1ODI4ZDdhNWI1YWIxZDRhYWI1ZDVmNTVlN2ZlZjY1NjBiOWFkNjQxMDIiLAogICJpYXQiOjE1MzkwODk3ODMsCiAgImV4cCI6MTUzOTA5MDA4MywKICAibmJmIjoxNTM5MDg5NDgzCn0.aTeXibnRqICbXDT84x7US6eMxx7Sdb5fDUHbpBSjvHVSKPHKRDcOoG76PTm9cOedJAH4WfgCNT1AmKE1uI0C-tUvdSPaBIpVOfLUGec9MyG2Fj1v-eeV3HoEM1RypdYvLAcGLR-AoZgbn2mca40CJPHAyw8yonpdxgNhVR3l4pzmi3xhv9hlnizNjXIG2J2qNU_2lGJfA8L2LoNKF7oEWk77_erutWKLwcuwSIdO2i5Rrr2vNahV-nxI4BG4jQXcgVJS8K4dGOe4gZwK-aBbRoliEX4DG2gLJ4t07BlvboHeHLpy7KagsRu_0yaChxqZ65l1e-zGvBjAhbu3jwAvqw", "expires_in":"300", "token_type":"Bearer", "scope":"myscope", "refresh_token":"CEJ7xkwqXJKPN8PQnnmUlRlSaI5Y6XsvIPzPq3zURuZCLn4AIak7WfasNA-ccM3Ejc1mPv6gxSAO5CgkolyQejGlw9tvIBP16y9kutn66nV7ecl7DMytO3UBQUt55RvAwfhqkyRKkjy4u5DudNOBS4wH20FfIMhM4XY3nto3yINYAewYVzpv4wIhZnZKPXRIq5qEUPhjaU-szAoLfX9aBIRmrhmGoWfgG2T3uQW7fjwfTRFzb_LkzXCi4dsAzq-WjDoBuQ4fSv6cqoRP66P9XygHODPcl0ldaOssH_oVPiXQoppKZ_I_2Bce4qcHmkobzQzZWlVvxFbnvyRCCf9-xN9PpO2d7OYzNO-2wODQEmLSHKSpnRl7Oa8A1nlDA4gZ_ks8OAz1Q0vyZgM9YcCErF1NBUN-wCTMfXBvRcNza-8z9ITDbmKlntIE9XVl9NMTHcvY1RlhLSwwsfYa67ZBSoMX67VP1DCfuD45HoBx6A3Uko4L0PxLpUkD1OzjzINTmoAy6DBlGNXnrFZXa0Aic8OHa7VIn1R0zGTfLmBybHnbZI9rN-nyhjr5vqY-HjxB-K_8X9bpmI39oWS3-eriUK1H03_M_t0VO6je3SEXK1GbgjyW2owuhZR4dBgk_eK1M9iSSiHt8Gau1bfl-9t3_prnVlrKips3aIAWIyz2q3yJLytNlejWZXTmycafdqFHerO14Dq4BG1mTcQBjeT7UBP-V3g" }


  • Karim's avatar
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    Below is my oauth configuration :


    apm profile oauth /Common/kabe_ouath {
        app-service none
        audience none   
        client-apps {
            /Common/kabe_postman { }
        issuer https://oauth.kabe.lab
        jwt-refresh-token-enc-key $M$Dz$pa6iJ2laNDA7DK2Lk9Lhl0yvxZWSXuUMaMOpe681aKsJaBh+u9fViazYSWYRhITn
        jwt-token enabled
        opaque-token disabled
        primary-key /Common/kabe_jwt_key
    apm oauth oauth-client-app /Common/kabe_postman {
        app-name openid_debuger
        client-id e1111098ccff5f81859f9fc83eaa000c29267803efc0bb5b
        client-secret 7c40cd50e3a99c99caefb35d6cfa000c29267803efc0bb5b
        customization-group /Common/kabe_postman_oauth_authz_client_app_customization
        grant-code enabled
        redirect-uris { }
        scopes {
            /Common/kabe_scope { }
    apm oauth oauth-scope /Common/kabe_scope {
        customization-group /Common/kabe_scope_oauth_authz_scope_customization
        scope-name myscope
        scope-value "%{session.logon.last.username}"
    apm oauth jwk-config /Common/kabe_jwt_key {
        alg-type RS256
        cert /Common/default.crt
        cert-chain /Common/default.crt
        cert-key /Common/default.key
        cert-thumbprint-sha1 nbfOLqFiwWesgPxQXUrvoCyyZBk
        cert-thumbprint-sha256 ha7lBh7DSPvDzMtboP2NJ9zcI4B8wo9oJhy8sHeng3w
        key-id admin
        modulus p6Vhksrx3oxndL1ZOBS4CoCVumA_xw4n31yftdAyeiL3NRPO-        Pa4sAopJ3S1f5joQeYLQWcxRvhp94SgeklF_BDk8gGLAjloCs1ENmCt84ktULPiItOCrHx_zsjm-dO7Dmj7RwTQahqzipLq1BN0Bqaf35jNcVOTdR1CbW2qRDGmpl407Bk9VKaHIHv17ivZW4ACWoWgyx884FTzmIr5juAEOPuJvcq_pJNctrmK6VUrumNX-uTtsHg36FGVZSVcfcZnhKOUzhwT9fD9uD1xdlmQJLbHipZM8GpKsfGm-NdnmuLiK47L9PYiEleXVOF6McT3zmj3DRW1NztnH80isw
        passphrase $M$8p$wqUeSn31SPsxWhnp4opxnA==
        public-exponent AQAB
  • Support for this only seems to start in version 14.0.0.


    From the release notes:


    Authorization server support for OpenID Connect


    APM includes OpenID Connect support in the APM Authorization Server Framework for ID token and UserInfo generation.


  • We have upgraded to version build 002 and have OAuth 2 working as an authorization server. We would like to enable OpenID in order to access ID token so we can request UserInfo attributes. Has anyone successfully enable OpenID on the F5(Provider)? Anyone have a working example?


    • Eric_Chen_12394's avatar
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      In my own lab environment I had to disable opaque tokens and enable jwt (14.1).

      The following is roughly what it looks like


      apm profile oauth oauth-oidc-profile {
      app-service none
      audience none
      client-apps {
          oauth-oidc-client { }
      id-token-primary-key myrsa
      jwt-refresh-token-enc-key  [redacted]
      jwt-token enabled
      opaque-token disabled
      openid-connect enabled
      primary-key myrsa
      resource-servers {
          oauth-api-rs { }
      userinfo-primary-key myrsa


      Results in


      "access_token": "ewog...NifA",
      "expires_in": 300,
      "token_type": "Bearer",
      "scope": "openid",
      "refresh_token": "nrY...i62",
      "id_token": "ewog...LUCA"


  • This helped alot however be aware, in a HA pair if you use the default .crt/.key as per this config you will get sync errors, it's not immediately obvious.



    For Certificate File, select a certificate. Important: Do not select the default certificate when the BIG-IP system is on a chassis platform or is included in an HA pair. F5 strongly discourages the use of the default certificate in a JWK in any configuration. For Certificate Key, select one. Important: Do not use the default key when the BIG-IP system is on a chassis platform or is included in an HA pair. F5 strongly discourages the use of the default key in a JWK in any configuration.


  • I was wondering if anyone figured out why user info is not being provided to servcie provider?  I am trying to connect ESRI using open ID but keep getting user profile parameter is not received from providor.  

    I know I have ESRI configured correctly because if I use google as my IDP for oauth I am able to authenticate.  

    I tried to create a scope of openID in version 14.1 and said that can't be used.  

    Oauth profile:
    I have Opaque Token turned off
    I have support for JWT Token and OpenID connect enabled

    It is also strange that teh userinfo endpoint url page won't come up but that may be because you can't access it directly.

    Anythoughts would be great.  Thank you