New and Newly-Updated

This page includes a chronological listing of the articles that: 1) have recently been added to the Akamai Identity Cloud Education Center; 2) have recently been removed from the Identity Cloud Education Center; or, 3) have recently been modified.


August 19, 2021


August 16, 2021

  • REST APIS. A new article that that specifies which Identity Cloud APIs respect API client allow lists and which ones don't. Allow lists enable you to specify that APIs can be called only from devices with an IP address included on the list. However, not all Identity Cloud endpoints respect allow lists.


August 11, 2021


July 28, 2021

  • Security and Support. You really shouldn't change an owner client secret on you're own. This article tells you why.
  • Hosted Login v2. An explanation of which email templates (or, more-correctly, which 2FA templates) are responsible for the access code emails users receive after creating a new account.


July 6, 2021

  • Webhooks v3. Describes the new Webhooks v3 event redelivery service, which provides a way for you to retrieve events that couldn't be delivered and: 1) are still in the event store; and, 2) are in the failure state.
  • Webhooks v3 REST API. Documentation for the /redeliver endpoint.


June 14, 2021

  • Hosted Login. A brief explanation of how the en (English) locales work in Hosted Login.
  • Hosted Login. Filterable list of the languages and locales supported by Hosted Login.
  • Flows. Why can't you directly edit the production version of an Identity Cloud flow? This article explains why, and also tells you what you can do instead.


May 27, 2021

  • Custom Providers. Your first look at Custom Providers, a new Identity Cloud feature that lets you use pretty much any identity provider as a social login provider. (Well, as long as that provider supports OpenID Connect, SAML 2, or OAuth 2.0). And don't forget to check out the Custom Provider API reference while you're at it.


May 10, 2021

  • REST APIs. A new Identity Cloud Postman collection is available for downloading.


April 26, 2021

  • Akamai Identity Cloud Feature List. A detailed overview of the features and capabilities that make up the Akamai Identity Cloud.


April 22, 2021


February 25, 2021


February 2, 2021

  • Risk-based Authentication. A new security feature that helps Hosted Login protect you against fraud and account takeover. The first two published articles in this section include:

    • An Introduction to Risk-Based Authentication. Introduces RBA, and explains the use of the acr_values parameter and the acr and amr claims.
    • Client Reputation. An RBA module that uses a sophisticated risk-analysis engine to compute a set of “risk scores” for each IP address that tries to access your site.


January 12, 2021

  • Getting Started Guides. There's a brand-new Getting Started Guide available, this one exploring the ins and outs of sessions: application sessions, Hosted Login sessions, and IdP sessions. And if that's not enough, the new guide also discusses Hosted Login's version of Single Sign-On.


January 4, 2021

  • Customer Insights. Added a section on boards, a new way to organize and provide quick access to Dashboards and Looks.

  • Customer Insights. Updated the documentation on sending, scheduling, and downloading data. The updates primarily reflect changes to the Customer Insights user interface.


December 8, 2020

  • Registration. Overhauled the fields documentation, correcting some inconsistencies in terminology and adding a table of available attributes and complete code samples to each field type.


December 2, 2020

  • Email Addresses and Mobile Device Numbers. Added an article that explains how mobile device numbers are formatted, stored, and validated in Hosted Login v2.


December 2, 2020

  • Social Login. Added an article explaining what to do if your Safari users are unable to sign in to a JavaScript SDK-powered website by using social login.


November 10, 2020


November 10, 2020


November 6, 2020

  • SIEM Event Delivery. Added an appendix that provides details on the key/value pairs that could be included in a SIEM Event Delivery notification.


October 30, 2020


October 29, 2020


October 28, 2020


October 27, 2020


October 26, 2020


October 20, 2020


October 13, 2020


October 12, 2020


October 8, 2020


October 2, 2020

  • Getting Started Guides. Intrigued by Hosted Login, but not sure how to get started with it? Here's a thought: why not start with the Identity Cloud Getting Started Guides? These friendly, interactive guides walk you through several crucial administrative tasks. tasks such as configuring Hosted Login; managing user consents; upgrading to Hosted Login v2; and enabling two-factor authentication. Think Hosted Login is too hard to setup and configure? You might want to think again ....

  • Hosted Login v2. The first major upgrade to the Identity Cloud's flagship product,, and it's a doozy: Hosted Login v2 that introduces a number of highly-desired features , includingas two-factor authentication and support for trusted devices. See this article for more details.


September 14, 2020

  • Entity and Entity Type REST API. Add a new article (Why Can't I Find the User Account I Just Created?) that explains why you might encounter the following situation: you create a new user account, but that user account doesn't show up when you use the entity.find or entity.count endpoints. The odds are good that you never will encounter this, but if you do .....


September 1, 2020

  • Social Login. Updated the Twitter Social Login Configuration Guide to reflect Twitter's new policies and procedures for using Twitter as a social login provider.

  • Social Login. Updated the Google Sign-in Configuraton Guide to reflect the new process for creating an OAuth client that enables you to use Google as a social login provider.


August 6, 2020

  • Social Login. Both Instagram and the legacy version of Yahoo! social login have been deprecated as social login providers. Instagram can no longer be used for social logins; for Yahoo!, you'll need to switch to Yahoo! OAuth 2.0.
     

June 12, 2020


June 10, 2020


May 13, 2020


May 5, 2020
 

  • OpenID Connect and OAuth 2. Added new section mapping CSS classes to Hosted Login screens:

  • OpenID Connect and OAuth 2. Added new page that lets you search for a specific Hosted Login translation:


April 29, 2020
 


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April 17, 2020
 


April 15, 2020
 

  • Hosted Login. Added a section on using configurable identity providers (IdPs) to the following article:


April 13, 2020
 


April 8, 2020
 



April 1, 2020