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Activate an Authentication Factor


Use this API to trigger an SMS or Push notification containing a One-Time Password (OTP) that can be used to authenticate a user with the Verify Factor call.

It is only necessary to activate a factor if needs_trigger is returned as true via the Enroll Factor or Get Enrolled Factors calls.

Resource URL

https://api.<us_or_eu>.onelogin.com/api/1/users/<user_id>/otp_devices/<device_id>/trigger

Header Parameter

Authorization

required

string

Set to bearer:<access_token>.

Set <access_token> to the access token you generated using the Generate Token API.

The access token must have been generated using an API credential pair created using the scope required to call this API. This API can be called using any one of the following scopes: Read Users, Manage users, Read All, or Manage All.

Resource Parameters

user_id

required

integer

Set to the id of the user.

If you don’t know the user’s id, use the Get Users API call to return all users and their id values.

device_id

required

integer

Set to the device_id of the MFA device.

The device_id is returned on enrollment of a factor or you can get the device_id using the Get Enrolled Factors API call.

Sample Response

{
    "status": {
        "type": "success",
        "code": 200,
        "message": "SMS token sent to your mobile device. Authentication pending.",
        "error": false
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "user_display_name": "Rich's Phone",
            "active": false,
            "state_token": "98e008497066bc2763c52342996e06358aab2e32",
            "auth_factor_name": "OneLogin SMS",
            "type_display_name": "OneLogin SMS",
            "id": 35510511,
            "device_id": 525509
        }
    ]
}
{
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 400,
        "type": "bad request",
        "message": "Authorization Information is incorrect"
    }
}
{
    "status": {
        "type": "bad request",
        "code": 400,
        "message": "User does not exist",
        "error": true
    }
}
{
    "status": {
        "type": "bad request",
        "code": 400,
        "message": "Factor could not be found",
        "error": true
    }
}
{
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 401,
        "type": "Unauthorized",
        "message": "Authentication Failure"
    }
}

Response Elements

user_display_name Authentication factor display name assigned by users when they register the device.

active

true = enabled (used successfully for authentication at least once). false = pending (registered but never used).

state_token A short lived token that is required to Verify the Factor. This token expires in 120 seconds.
auth_factor_name "Official" authentication factor name, as it appears to administrators in OneLogin.
type_display_name Authentication factor display name as it appears to users upon initial registration, as defined by admins at Settings > Authentication Factors.
id User identifier
device_id MFA device identifier.

Sample Code

cURL

Replace sample values indicated by < > with your actual values.

curl 'https://api.<us_or_eu>.onelogin.com/api/1/users/<user_id>/otp_devices' \
-X GET \
-H "Authorization: bearer: <access_token>" \

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