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Multi Attribute Login


This feature is available from WSO2 Identity Server onwards.

WSO2 Identity Server can be configured to use multiple attributes as the login identifier. By default, WSO2 Identity server uses the username as the login identifier. First, you need to configure WSO2 identity server for multi attribute authentication. The following section explains how to configure this.

Configuring WSO2 IS for Multi Attribute Login

  1. Start WSO2 Identity Server and log in to the Management Console (https://:/carbon) using your tenant credentials.


'admin' is the default administrative user in WSO2 Identity Server.


If you use multiple tenant domains, you need to configure the multi attribute login tenant-wise.

  1. Click Main > Identity Providers > Resident and expand the Login Policies section.

  2. Expand Multi Attribute Login and select Enable Multi Attribute Login.

  3. Add the claim URIs that allow multi-attribute login in the given text box.


  1. Add Regular Expression for Allowed Claims.

Once you have configured WSO2 Identity Server for multi attribute login, you need to provide the regular expression for multi attribute allowed claims. Some claims already have a default regex. If not, you need to provide it under the claim edit window. Select claim from claim list and open the Edit window. Then enter the Regex pattern under Regular Expression field.


Here are a few examples for regex patterns.

Claim URI Example Regex pattern ^([a-zA-Z0–9_.-])+\@(([a-zA-Z0–9-])+.)+([a-zA-Z0–9]{2,4})+</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td></td> <td>^(\+\d{1,2}\s?)?1?\-?\.?\s?\(?\d{3}\)?[\s.-]?\d{3}[\s.-]?\d{4} ^[a-zA-Z0–9._-]{3,}$

You have now successfully set up WSO2 Identity Server to enable multi-attribute login.

Try it out

This feature is supported via the following flows. So you can try multi attribute login feature using any of the given flows.

  1. Identifier first authenticator
  2. Basic Authenticator
  3. Request path authenticator
  4. Authentication REST APIs
  5. Oauth Password grant
  6. Password recovery flow

What happens if two users use the same value for the same claim?

If two users use the same value for the same claim, the multi attribute login feature does not support those claims for those users. Retaining the uniqueness of claim values avoids this conflict.

Related Topics

See the Configuring Uniqueness of Claims topic for information on configuring uniqueness of claims.