Chapter 18. User Account Service

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Red Hat Single Sign-On has a built-in User Account Service which every user has access to. This service allows users to manage their account, change their credentials, update their profile, and view their login sessions. The URL to this service is <server-root>/auth/realms/{realm-name}/account.

Account Service

account service profile

The initial page is the user’s profile, which is the Account left menu item. This is where they specify basic data about themselves. This screen can be extended to allow the user to manage additional attributes. See the Server Developer Guide for more details.

The Password left menu item allows the user to change their password.

Password Update

account service password

The Authenticator menu item allows the user to set up OTP if they desire. This will only show up if OTP is a valid authentication mechanism for your realm. Users are given directions to install FreeOTP or Google Authenticator on their mobile device to be their OTP generator. The QR code you see in the screen shot can be scanned into the FreeOTP or Google Authenticator mobile application for nice and easy setup.

OTP Authenticator

account service authenticator

The Federated Identity menu item allows the user to link their account with an identity broker (this is usually used to link social provider accounts together). This will show the list of external identity providers you have configured for your realm.

Federated Identity

account service federated identity

The Sessions menu item allows the user to view and manage which devices are logged in and from where. They can perform logout of these sessions from this screen too.


account service sessions

The Applications menu item shows users which applications they have access to.


account service apps

18.1. Themeable

Like all UIs in Red Hat Single Sign-On, the User Account Service is completely themeable and internationalizable. See the Server Developer Guide for more details.

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