This activity shows you how to create an MFA only authentication flow using a login_hint_token to identify and authenticate the end-user without needing to encode the entire authentication request in a signed JWT.

The following operations are supported by the PingOne APIs:

Workflow order of operations

To complete an MFA only authentication flow, the following tasks must be completed successfully:

  1. Make a POST request to /environments/{environmentId}/applications to add a new application to the specified environment.

  2. Make a GET request to /environments/{environmentId}/applications/{applicationId}/secret to return the new application’s secret attribute, which is needed for the token request.

  3. Make a GET request to /environments/{environmentId}/resources to return a list of all resource entities associated with the specified environment.

  4. Make a GET request to /environments/{environmentId}/resources/{resourceId}/scopes to list all scopes associated with a specified resource.

  5. Make a POST request to /environments/{environmentId}/applications/{applicationId}/grants to create a new resource access grant for the application.

  6. Make a POST request to /environments/{environmentId}/signOnPolicies to create a new sign-on policy.

  7. Make a POST request to /environments/{environmentId}/signOnPolicies/{signOnPolicyId}/actions to define the SMS MFA action associated with this sign-on policy.

  8. Make a POST request to /environments/{environmentId}/applications/{applicationId}/signOnPolicyAssignments to associate the sign-on policy with the application.

  9. Make a POST request to /environments/{id}/populations to create a new population resource.

  10. Make a POST request to /environments/{id}/users to create a user who will be assigned to the new population resource.

  11. Make a POST request to /environments/{id}/users/{userId}/password to set the new user’s password.

  12. Make a POST request to /environments/{id}/users/{userId}/mfaEnabled to enable MFA actions for this user.

  13. Make a POST request to /environments/{id}/users/{userId}/devices to associate an SMS MFA device with this user.

  14. Make a POST request to /{environmentId}/as/authorize to obtain an authorization grant. This request starts the authorization flow.

  15. To complete the SMS MFA action, make a POST request to GET /{environmentId}/flows/{flowID} and provide the one-time passcode.

  16. Make a GET request to /{environmentId}/as/resume?flowId={flowID} to call the resume endpoint and return the auth code.

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