The state machine editor in the AccessStudio advanced mode is a flexible tool for creating advanced AccessProfiles for IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On (ISAM ESSO). With the profiles, developers can implement single sign-on (SSO) automation workflows for a wide variety of applications. To create an effective and complete AccessProfile, developers must take a systematic approach to ensure that all workflows are covered in the state machine. If some of the workflows are missing from the state machine, an auto-fill, capture, or save action might fail as a result. Both the AccessProfile developer and the quality assurance tester must work together to ensure that all sign-on automation workflows are covered by the AccessProfile state machine and to eliminate bugs in the state machine. Most applications have similar design rules for page flows related to sign-on automation, such as login or change password pages. So it makes sense to check all sign-on automation workflows that are based on these common rules. This best practices guide introduces a set of common page flow diagrams and design rules to consider to ensure that your advanced AccessProfile state machine covers all sign-on automation workflows. Topics in the guide include:
- How to understand the workflows that are covered by the state machines that are generated by AccessStudio generator.
- How to generate workflows for application scenarios that aren't covered by the AccessStudio generator.
- Sign-on automation workflows specific to web and Windows® application types and how to cover these workflows by using advanced AccessProfiling.
- How to cover work flows and problems that are specific to the design of the application.
- How to test an AccessProfile to ensure that it is complete and correct.
- How to talk to the application owner about the sign-on automation requirements and what to investigate in the application during the requirements discussion.
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