Super Gluu#


Super Gluu is a free and secure two-factor authentication mobile application developed by Gluu.

This section of the docs explains how to enable and configure your Gluu Server to use Super Gluu for user authentication. Complete docs for Super Gluu, including a User Guide and Developer Guide, can be found on the Super Gluu docs site.


During device enrollment, Super Gluu uses the Gluu Server's FIDO U2F endpoints to enroll a public key. When authentication happens, there is a challenge response to ensure that the device has the respective private key.

Learn more about where Super Gluu entries are stored in LDAP, the Gluu Server FIDO discovery endpoint, and managing FIDO devices using SCIM in the Gluu Server FIDO U2F docs.

Open source#

Super Gluu is based on the free open source oxPush 3 source code.


Download Super Gluu#

Super Gluu is available on the iOS and Android marketplaces:


The Super Gluu authentication script has the following properties

Property Description Example
application_id URL of the identity server https://idp.example.info
authentication_mode Determine factor of authentication two_step
credentials_file JSON file for SuperGluu /etc/certs/super_gluu_creds.json

Enable Super Gluu#

To get started, log into the Gluu Server dashboard (a.k.a. oxTrust) and do the following:

  1. Navigate to Configuration > Manage Custom Scripts.
  2. In the Person Authentication tab find the super_gluu authentication module.
  3. Scroll down and find the Enable check box.
  4. Enable the script by clicking the check box.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Update.

Now Super Gluu is an available authentication mechanism for your Gluu Server. This means that, using OpenID Connect acr_values, applications can now request Super Gluu authentication for users.


To make sure Super Gluu has been enabled successfully, you can check your Gluu Server's OpenID Connect configuration by navigating to the following URL: https://<hostname>/.well-known/openid-configuration. Find "acr_values_supported": and you should see "super_gluu".

Make Super Gluu the default authentication mechanism#

Now applications can request Super Gluu authentication, but what if you want to make Super Gluu your default authentication mechanism? You can follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to Configuration > Manage Authentication.
  2. Select the Default Authentication Method tab.
  3. In the Default Authentication Method window you will see two options: Default acr and oxTrust acr.

  4. The oxTrust acr field controls the authentication mechanism that is presented to access the oxTrust dashboard GUI (the application you are in).

  5. The Default acr field controls the default authentication mechanism that is presented to users from all applications that leverage your Gluu Server for authentication.

You can change one or both fields to Super Gluu authentication as you see fit. If you want Super Gluu to be the default authentication mechanism for access to oxTrust and all other applications that leverage your Gluu Server, change both fields to Super Gluu.

Register a new device#

After Super Gluu is enabled and configured you can initiate the standard login sequence to enroll your device. After successfully entering your username and passsword you will be presented with a Super Gluu QR code. If you haven't already downloaded Super Gluu, you will now need to download the app. Once downloaded, open the app and scan the QR code.

You will be presented with an approve / deny screen. Approve the authentication, and now your device has been associated with your account in the Gluu Server. For all future authentications, you will receive a push notification to approve or deny the request.

For more information about using Super Gluu, check the Super Gluu User Guide.

Remove an existing device#

When someone loses, breaks, or replaces their device, they will need their existing device removed in order to enroll their new device. The Gluu system administrator will need to do the following:

  • Find the DN of this user from ldap;

  • Find the oxID DN associated with the user;

  • Remove the oxID DN.

For example, let's say user abc loses their device and wants to enroll a new device to use Super Gluu.

The Gluu Server admin will do the following:

  1. Get the DN of user abc which will be something like this:
    dn: inum=@!ABCD.1234.XXX.XXX.YYYY.8770,ou=people,o=@!DEFG.5678.XXX.XXX.ZZZ,o=gluu”

  2. Now find the oxID DN which is associated with this user’s DN. It might be something like:

dn: oxId=1487683146561,ou=fido,inum=@!ABCD.1234.XXX.XXX.YYYY.8770,ou=people,o=@!DEFG.5678.XXX.XXX.ZZZ,o=gluu
objectClass: oxDeviceRegistration
objectClass: top
oxDeviceData: {"uuid":"b82abc-a1b2-3abc-bcccc-2222222222222","type":"normal","platform":"android","name":"zico","os_name":"kitkat","os_version":"4.4.4","push_token":"dddddddddd:aaaaaa_58_cccccc_4t_bbbbbbbbbbbbb_aaaaaaaaaaaaaa_ggggggggg"}
oxDeviceKeyHandle: fyyyyyyyyyyyyy_jaaaaaaaaaaaa_mKJw
oxStatus: active
oxApplication: https://test.gluu.org/identity/authentication/authcode
oxCounter: 2
creationDate: 20170221131906.559Z
oxId: 11111111111111111
oxDeviceRegistrationConf: {"publicKey":"BIGbwF…………….","attestationCert":"MIICJjCCAcygAwIBAgKBgQDzLA-......L5ztE"}
oxLastAccessTime: 20170
  1. Delete the oxID DN.

Now the old device is gone and the user can enroll a new device following the above instructions for registering a new device.