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MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature

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  • 1.  MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature

    Posted 01-05-2016 12:11 PM

    Dear Team,

     

    @How can i force the user to redirect to the message page before redirecting to any other page?

    I am using policy server R12.5 and i have done the following changes in APS.cfg file:

     

    define MOTD                 http://www.commentsdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Welcome-Text-On-Wooden-Table.jpg

    MOTD=http://www.commentsdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Welcome-Text-On-Wooden-Table.jpg

    Generational Redirect= LICENSE=2 http://www.commentsdb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Welcome-Text-On-Wooden-Table.jpg

     

    please help me on this.



  • 2.  Re: MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature

    Posted 01-05-2016 10:22 PM

    Hi,

     

    I tried this today and haven't been able to figure this out myself.

    It seems that there is some bug.

     

    However, I was able to successfully test the "Always Redirect" option.

    Only difference with "Always Redirect" option is that the user is always redirected to the page, irrespective of how many times he logins during the day.

     

    You will need following two things :

    1. In APS.cfg set :

    Always Redirect=/AlwaysRedirectWarning.html (or any other page of your choice)

     

    2. Create OnAuthAccept Policy for the domain. The Response for OnAuthAccept must have a single response of type OnAccept-Redirect. This should be an Active Expression using the

       following values (these values are case-sensitive):

          Library     = smaps

          Function    = SmApsRedirect

          Parameters  = Leave Empty

     

    I will do some more investigation later and get back to you on MOTD setitngs

     

    Regards,

    Ujwol



  • 3.  Re: MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature

    Posted 01-06-2016 09:15 AM

    Hi,

     

    Thanks for your prompt reply Ujwol.

     

    I have tried this thing and as you mentioned the user is redirected to the "Message" page.

     

    How can i redirect the user to the page that he actually accessed after the Message page?

     

    can i use generational redirect instead of MOTD?



  • 4.  Re: MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature

    Posted 01-06-2016 10:15 AM

    You said "I have tried this thing and as you mentioned the user is redirected to the "Message" page.


    How can i redirect the user to the page that he actually accessed after the Message page?"


    Ujwol : I believe your question is how to redirect the user to the actual target after displaying the message page. I guess, the target is preserved in the "target" query parameter. If it is, all you have to do, create a hyperlink , let say "Continue" which should read the "target" param and redirect there on the click event.

     

    You said "can i use generational redirect instead of MOTD?"


    Ujwol: I haven't tested this thoroughly, but in ky quick test even the Generational redirect was not working. I need to do some more testing there



  • 5.  Re: MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature

    Posted 01-06-2016 12:32 PM

    Hi,

     

    Thanks Ujwol.

     

    Please let me know once you will find the solution for it.

     

    Regards,

    Shrawan



  • 6.  Re: MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature
    Best Answer

    Posted 05-10-2016 07:04 AM

    Hi Shrawan,

     

    Please refer below KB article

    Advanced Password Services - Message of the Day 

     

    Introduction: 

    Message of the Day will show the designated page to all applicable users the first (and only the first) time that they log in each day.

    Background: 

    Message of the Day uses the smapsGenerationalRedirects attribute to "remember" whether a user has been redirected on any given day, with a key value of APS_MOTD.

    Environment:  

    CA Single Sign-On Advanced Password Service 12.52

    Instructions: 

    1) Under Domain create 2 rules.

    1. a) Create a rule1 with GET/POST/PUT (WebAgent Actions)
    2. b) Create a rule2 with OnAuthAccept (Authentication Events)

     2) Create a Policy with Rule1 and Rule2.

        For Rule2, create a new response with below details

              Attribute Kind - Active Response

              Library Name - smaps

              Function Name - AZRedirect

    3) Policy Server <install_location>\siteminder\bin

    Add the below line under APS.cfg 

    MOTD=http://www.ca.com  (Define the desired page that user wants to get redirected)

     

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo Joseph.



  • 7.  Re: MESSAGE OF THE DAY(MOTD)- APS Feature

    Posted 05-10-2016 07:26 AM

    Hi Leo,

     

    Great work!

     

    Thanks & Regards

    Shrawan Bhagwat

    VOIP- 04228512

    Ext.-98512

    Ultimatix Access Management

    Tata Consultancy Services

    Mailto: shrawan.bhagwat@tcs.com

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