A mock access token validator accepts arbitrary tokens without validating whether a trusted source issued them. This allows you to make bearer token-authenticated requests without first setting up an authorization server.

Mock access tokens are formatted as plain-text JSON objects using standard JSON web token (JWT) claims.

Always provide the boolean active claim when creating a mock token. If this value is true, the token is accepted. If this value is false, the token is rejected.

If the sub claim is provided, a token owner lookup populates the TokenOwner policy request attribute as with the other access token validator types.

The following example cURL command shows a mock access token in an HTTP request.

curl -k -X GET https://localhost:1443/directory/v1/Me -H 'Authorization: Bearer {"active": true, "sub":"user.1", "scope":"email profile", "client_id":"client1"}'

Never use mock access token validators in a production environment because they do not verify whether a trusted source issued an access token.

Sample configuration

The configuration for a mock access token validator resembles the configuration for a JWT access token validator. However, the JSON web signature (JWS) signatures require no configuration because mock tokens are not authenticated.

# Create an identity mapper that expects the token subject to be a uid
dsconfig create-identity-mapper \
  --validator-name "User ID Identity Mapper" \
  --type exact-match \
  --set enabled:true \
  --set match-attribute:uid \
  --set match-base-dn:ou=people,dc=example,dc=com	

# Create the Access Token Validator
dsconfig create-access-token-validator \
  --validator-name "Mock Access Token Validator" \
  --type mock --set enabled:true \
  --set evaluation-order-index:9999 \
  --set "identity-mapper:User ID Identity Mapper"