Context Argument Properties in Rules

When creating Rules, one of the input arguments is context. This is an object containing contextual information of the current authentication transaction, such as user's IP address, application, location, and so forth.

The following properties are available for the context object:

  • clientID: the client id of the application the user is logging in to.
  • clientName: the name of the application (as defined on the dashboard).
  • clientMetadata: is an object, whose keys and values are strings, for holding other client properties.
  • connection: the name of the connection used to authenticate the user (e.g.: twitter or some-google-apps-domain)
  • connectionStrategy: the type of connection. For social connection connectionStrategy === connection. For enterprise connections, the strategy will be waad (Windows Azure AD), ad (Active Directory/LDAP), auth0 (database connections), etc.
  • samlConfiguration: an object that controls the behavior of the SAML and WS-Fed endpoints. Useful for advanced claims mapping and token enrichment (only available for samlp and wsfed protocol).
  • protocol: the authentication protocol. Possible values:
    • oidc-basic-profile: most used, web based login
    • oidc-implicit-profile: used on mobile devices and single page apps
    • oauth2-resource-owner: user/password login typically used on database connections
    • oauth2-resource-owner-jwt-bearer: login using a bearer JWT signed with user's private key
    • oauth2-password: login using the password exchange
    • oauth2-refresh-token: refreshing a token using the refresh token exchange
    • samlp: SAML protocol used on SaaS apps
    • wsfed: WS-Federation used on Microsoft products like Office365
    • wstrust-usernamemixed: WS-trust user/password login used on CRM and Office365
    • delegation: when calling the Delegation endpoint
    • redirect-callback: when a redirect rule is resumed
  • stats: an object containing specific user stats, like stats.loginsCount.
  • sso: this object will contain information about the SSO transaction (if available)
    • with_auth0: when a user signs in with SSO to an application where the Use Auth0 instead of the IdP to do Single Sign On setting is enabled.
    • with_dbconn: an SSO login for a user that logged in through a database connection.
    • current_clients: client IDs using SSO.
  • accessToken: used to add custom namespaced claims to the access_token.
  • idToken: used to add custom namespaced claims to the id_token.
  • sessionID: unique id for the authentication session.
  • request: an object containing useful information of the request. It has the following properties:
    • userAgent: the user-agent of the client that is trying to log in.
    • ip: the originating IP address of the user trying to log in.
    • hostname: the hostname that is being used for the authentication flow.
    • query: an object containing the querystring properties of the login transaction sent by the application.
    • body: the body of the POST request on login transactions used on oauth2-resource-owner, oauth2-resource-owner-jwt-bearer or wstrust-usernamemixed protocols.
    • geoip: an object containing geographic IP information. It has the following properties:
      • country_code: a two-character code for the country associated with the IP address
      • country_code3: a three-character code for the country associated with the IP address
      • country_name: the country name associated with the IP address
      • city_name: the city or town name associated with the IP address
      • latitude: the latitude associated with the IP address.
      • longitude: the longitude associated with the IP address.
      • time_zone: the timezone associated with the IP address.
      • continent_code: a two-character code for the continent associated with the IP address.

Sample Object

  clientID: 'q2hn...pXmTUA',
  clientName: 'Default App',
  clientMetadata: {},
  connection: 'Username-Password-Authentication',
  connectionStrategy: 'auth0',
  samlConfiguration: {},
  protocol: 'oidc-basic-profile',
  stats: { loginsCount: 111 },
  sso: { with_auth0: false, with_dbconn: false, current_clients: [] },
  accessToken: {},
  idToken: {},
  sessionID: 'jYA5wG...BNT5Bak',
    userAgent: 'Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/56.0.2924.87 Safari/537.36',
    ip: '',
    hostname: '',
      scope: 'openid',
      response_type: 'code',
      connection: 'Username-Password-Authentication',
      sso: 'true',
      protocol: 'oauth2',
      audience: 'my-api',
      state: 'nB7rfBCL41nppFxqLQ-3cO75XO1QRFyD',
      client_id: 'q2hn...pXmTUA',
      redirect_uri: 'http://localhost/callback',
      device: 'Browser'
    body: {},
      country_code: 'GR',
      country_code3: 'GRC',
      country_name: 'Greece',
      city_name: 'Athens',
      latitude: 136.9733,
      longitude: 125.7233,
      time_zone: 'Europe/Athens',
      continent_code: 'EU'
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