6. PoliciesΒΆ

Starting with LinOTP version 2.3 also policies for users and administrators are supported. There are two different policy types. The first policy type is for users connecting to the Selfservice Portal. This way it is possible to define, which user from which realm is allowed to perform which action within the Selfservice Portal. The other policy type is for administrators managing the tokens. This way it is possible to define, that an administrator is only allowed to manage tokens within a certain realm. A policy consists of the values:


If you want to turn off a certain policy, you do not need to delete the policy but you can mark the policy inactive.

Policy name

This is the name, just to identify the policy.


This is the scope, for which the policy is defined. Valid scopes are selfservice, admin, system and enrollment etc.


This is the action, which means, if this policy is valid for a certain user, the user will be allowed to do this. Several comma separated actions may be entered here.


This is the username, for whom this policy will be valid. Several comma separated username may be entered here. For more information see Users in policies.


This is the realm, for which the policy is defined.


The client IP or subnet for which this policy is defined. For more information see Clients in policies.