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Generating a one-time password by calling an API

Updated on June 30, 2021

You can generate a one-time password by calling an API. Use this method to use a one-time password from an external system or if your application is running on a Pega Platform version earlier than 7.3.

Before you begin: Complete the Configuring multifactor authentication policies procedure.
  1. Create a REST Connector by using the REST integration wizard.

    For more information about how to configure the connector, see Creating a REST integration.

  2. In the Endpoint URL field, enter the authenticate/one-time password web service on your server instance.
    For example: https://localhost:9090/prweb/PRRestService/api/v1/authenticate/otp/email
  3. Select the POST method to invoke the external REST service.
  4. In the Add a REST response dialog box, in the Content type list, select JSON.
  5. For the response, enter the following text:
    "Context": "Test 126",
    "EmailSettings": {
    "CorrespondenceName": "pyDefaultOTPCorr",
    "EmailAccount": "Default",
    "Subject": "OTP New",
    "ToAddress": "[email protected]"
  6. Click Save.
What to do next: Complete the Verifying a one-time password procedure.

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