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Managing Consent Purposes

This section guides you through adding consent purposes and defining attributes of personal user information that need to be collected and shared by WSO2 Identity Server. The purposes defined through the management console will be used to prompt the user to provide consent during self sign up in WSO2 Identity Server. It can be configured tenant-wise in which case the user will be prompted to provide consent for the purposes and attributes relevant to the user's specific tenant domain.

Note

  • For more information on how the consent purpose is used within the self registration flow, see Configuring self-registration consent purposes .
  • Following are the definitions on the consent receipt, purposes, and PII categories.
    • Personally Identifiable Information (PII): Any information that can be used to identify the PII Principal to whom the information relates to.
    • PII Principal: The natural person to whom the personally identifiable information (PII) relates to.
    • Consent: A Personally identifiable information (PII) Principal’s freely given, specific and informed agreement to the processing of their PII.
    • Purpose: The business, operational or regulatory requirement for the collection, use and/or disclosure of a PII Principal's data. In other words, it is the reason personal information is collected by the entity.

The following steps describe how you can add a consent purpose using the management console.

Info

Before adding the consent purposes using the Management Console, make sure you have the following permissions set:

  • /permission/admin/manage/identity/consentmgt/add

  • /permission/admin/manage/identity/claimmgt/metadata/view

  1. Sign in to the Management Console.
    To add a consent purpose within a specific tenant domain, login using tenant credentials.
  2. On the Main menu, click Manage > Consent Purposes > Add.
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    The following window will be displayed.

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  3. Add a Purpose Name and a Description.

    1. Purpose Name: A short name for the requirement of why the PII item is required.

    2. Description: A short, clear explanation of why the PII item is required.

    3. PII Categories: In WSO2 Identity Server context, PII categories are the user claims. Users can give consent to share claims (PII categories) for different reasons. These PII Categories can be defined by clicking Add PII Category and selecting the relevant claim.

    Sample Purpose

    • Purpose Name: Marketing

    • Description: For marketing purposes

    • PII Categories:

      • http://wso2.org/claims/fullname
      • http://wso2.org/claims/dob
      • http://wso2.org/claims/emailaddress
      • http://wso2.org/claims/phonenumber
  4. Click Finish to save the purpose.The following screen will be displayed:

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The following steps describe how you can list consent purposes using the management console.

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Before listing consent purposes using the Management Console, make sure you have the following permissions set:

  • /permission/admin/manage/identity/consentmgt/list

  • /permission/admin/manage/identity/consentmgt/view

  1. Sign in to the Management Console.
  2. On the Main menu, click Manage > Consent Purposes > List.
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  3. The following window will be displayed.

    Tip

    The DEFAULT purpose listed at the top is used by the WSO2 IS resident identity provider (IdP) when sharing user attributes with external applications for the single sign-on (SSO) authentication flow. Basically, it is used when WSO2 IS acts as the IdP for SSO authentication. This DEFAULT purpose includes all the PII categories. For more information about consent management with single sign on, see Consent Management with single sign on

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  4. You can delete a purpose by clicking Delete. You can also view the PII categories associated with the Purpose by clicking View PII Categories in the Action column. The following window will be displayed when you click View PII Categories.

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    Deleting PII Category

    To delete a specific PII cateogry, use the consent management Delete PII Category REST API. Note that you can not delete a PII category that is already associated with a consent receipt.

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