[keycloak-dev] Profile SPI

Martin Hardselius martin.hardselius at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 05:40:17 EDT 2017


OIDC standard claims seem like a great set of attributes to start with.

Perhaps out of scope, but unique attribute values per user would be really
nice. A generic way to add more identifiers to users.

On Tue, 14 Mar 2017 at 10:14 Stian Thorgersen <sthorger at redhat.com> wrote:

> At the moment there is no single point to define validation for a user.
> Even worse for the account management console and admin console it's not
> even possible to define validation for custom attributes.
> Also, as there is no defined list of attributes for a user there the
> mapping of user attributes is error prone.
> I'd like to introduce a Profile SPI to help with this. It would have
> methods to:
> * Validate users during creation and updates
> * List defined attributes on a user
> There would be a built-in provider that would delegate to ProfileAttribute
> SPI. ProfileAttribute SPI would allow defining configurable providers for
> single user attributes. I'm also considering adding a separate Validation
> SPI, so a ProfileAttribute provider could delegate validation to a separate
> validator.
> Users could also implement their own Profile provider to do whatever they
> want. I'd like to aim to make the SPI a supported SPI.
> First pass would focus purely on validation. Second pass would focus on
> using the attribute metadata to do things like:
> * Have dropdown boxes in mappers to select user attribute instead of
> copy/pasting the name
> * Have additional built-in attributes on registration form, update profile
> form and account management console that can be enabled/disabled by
> defining the Profile. I'm not suggesting a huge amount here and it will be
> limited to a few sensible attributes. Defining more complex things like
> address would still be done through extending the forms.
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