184.108.40.206.18. TiQR Token¶
The TiQR token is a special App based token, which allows easy login and which is based on OCRA.
It generates an enrollment QR code, which contains a link with the more detailed enrollment information.
For a description of the TiQR protocol see
The TiQR token is based on the OCRA algorithm. It lets you authenticate with your smartphone by scanning a QR code.
The TiQR token is enrolled via /token/init, but it requires no otpkey, since the otpkey is generated on the smartphone and pushed to the privacyIDEA server in a seconds step.
Start enrollment with /token/init
Scan the QR code in the details of the JSON result. The QR code contains a link to /ttype/tiqr?action=metadata
The TiQR Smartphone App will fetch this link and get more information
The TiQR Smartphone App will push the otpkey to a link /ttype/tiqr?action=enrollment and the token will be ready for use.
An application that wants to use the TiQR token with privacyIDEA has to use the token in challenge response.
/validate/check?user=<user>&pass=<pin>with the PIN of the TiQR token
The details of the JSON response contain a QR code, that needs to be shown to the user. In addition the application needs to save the
transaction_idin the response.
The user scans the QR code.
The TiQR App communicates with privacyIDEA via the API /ttype/tiqr. In this step the response of the App to the challenge is verified. The successful authentication is stored in the Challenge DB table. (No need for the application to take any action)
Now, the application needs to poll
/validate/polltransaction?transaction_id=<transaction_id>to check the transaction status. If the endpoint returns
false, the challenge has not been answered yet.
/validate/polltransactionreturns true, the application needs to finalize the authentication with a request
passcan be empty. If
value=trueis returned, the user authenticated successfully with the TiQR token.
This code is tested in tests/test_lib_tokens_tiqr.
The TiQR Token implementation.
This provides a function to be plugged into the API endpoint /ttype/<tokentype> which is defined in api/ttype.py See Tokentype endpoints.
request – The Flask request
g – The Flask global object g
Flask Response or text
check_challenge_response(user=None, passw=None, options=None)¶
This function checks, if the challenge for the given transaction_id was marked as answered correctly. For this we check the otp_status of the challenge with the transaction_id in the database.
We do not care about the password
user (User object) – the requesting user
passw (string) – the password (pin+otp)
options (dict) – additional arguments from the request, which could be token specific. Usually “transaction_id”
return otp_counter. If -1, challenge does not match
- Return type
This method creates a challenge, which is submitted to the user. The submitted challenge will be preserved in the challenge database.
If no transaction id is given, the system will create a transaction id and return it, so that the response can refer to this transaction.
transactionid – the id of this challenge
options (dict) – the request context parameters / data
tuple of (bool, message, transactionid, attributes)
- Return type
The return tuple builds up like this:
boolif submit was successful;
messagewhich is displayed in the JSON response; additional
attributes, which are displayed in the JSON response.
returns a subtree of the token definition
key (string) – subsection identifier
ret (user defined) – default return value, if nothing is found
subsection if key exists or user defined
- Return type
dict or scalar
Return the prefix, that is used as a prefix for the serial numbers. :return: TiQR :rtype: basestring
Returns the internal token type identifier :return: tiqr :rtype: basestring
At the end of the initialization we return the URL for the TiQR App.
mode= ['authenticate', 'challenge', 'outofband']¶
This method is called during the initialization process.
param (dict) – parameters from the token init