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Status Not under consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on May 17, 2018

Adding a Second Factor Authentication (2FA+) feature on Websphere App Server and Liberty

Various IBM tools comes with WAS or Websphere liberty embedded to the product for user authentication. These products allows to have a local user authentication or LDAP user authentication, but it did not provide any feature for a Second Factor Authentication 2FA (also known as Multi Factor Authentication) as required in the new IBM Security policy (ITSS).

Idea priority High
RFE ID 120178
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    Jun 11, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, however, we believe the most appropriate solution is to integrate a third-party Identity and Access Management solution, such as IBM Security Verify, via the OpenID Connect support in Liberty. It is for this reason, we are declining this request. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <>.