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Configuring the anonymous operator for an anonymous authentication service

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Configure an anonymous operator for use in an anonymous authentication service. When Pega Platform creates a session for an anonymous operator, a unique operator ID is generated and other operator values are populated from a model operator or by using a data transform.

At run time, the access group for the anonymous operator is set initially to the value of the default access group for the pega Browser requestor type, as described in Authentication services and rule availability. After the preauthentication activity (if any) is run, the values from the model operator or data transform are applied to the anonymous operator. If the model operator or data transform sets an access group, that access group is used from that point forward during the anonymous session.

  1. Open the service from the navigation panel in Dev Studio by clicking Records SysAdmin Authentication Service and choosing a service from the instance list. On the Anonymous tab, navigate to the Operator identification section.

  2. To construct an operator by copying a specific model, click By name and enter a value for Model operator.

    This is the operator ID for the operator record to be copied. If the value contains a period ("."), enclose the value in double quotation marks, for example, "abc.def".

  3. To identify the model operator by using an expression, click By name, and next to the Model operator field, click the Build an expression icon and create an expression that returns the operator ID to be copied.

  4. To identify the model operator by using organizational information, click By organization hierarchy and enter values for Org (organization), Div (division), and Unit. You can also provide an expression for each of these fields.

    The Model User value in the Unit instance provides the model operator for constructing the new operator.

  5. To create the operator by using a data transform, click By data transform and enter the data transform name.

    The applies to class of the data transform must be Data-Admin-Operator-ID. For an example data transform, see pyDefaultForNonPegaOperator. If the data transform copies property values from a model operator, you must first create an operator instance in the database for the model operator. Otherwise, you do not need to create a model operator.

  6. Click Save.

  • Authentication services

    To override or extend the default authentication process, create and configure an authentication service.

  • More about authentication services

    This page describes additional topics relevant to authentication services that are not directly referenced on the rule form.

  • Configuring an anonymous authentication service

    After you create an anonymous authentication service, configure it so that Pega Platform can support guest users. You can map attributes from the model operator to properties in Pega Platform, and also configure preauthentication and postauthentication activities.

  • Keystores

    A keystore is a file that contains keys and certificates that you use for encryption, authentication, and serving content over HTTPS. In Pega Platform, you create a keystore data instance that points to a keystore file.

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