Hashing Algorithm

Document ID : KB000117358
Last Modified Date : 11/10/2018
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Question:
I'm running a SPS and I'd like to know if CA Access Gateway (SPS)
offers support for Hashing algoritm to authenticate with User +
Password in Hashing format ?
Answer:
CA Access Gateway (SPS) Authentication and Authorization Web Services
support login and blogin on SOAP and REST request, which aren't in
Hashing algorithm format unfortunatly :

Configuring the Authentication and Authorization Web Services 

These web services support the SOAP 1.2 protocol and the HTTP-based 
RESTful architecture using the POST method. The authentication and 
authorization web services provide the following functionality: 

login -- Authenticates and returns a session token when the 
authentication is successful. 

Note: If the Enable User Tracking option is enabled, the response 
contains an identity token additionally. 

blogin -- Authenticates and verifies whether the login is successful; 
does not return a session token. 

logout -- Logs out the user or group 
of users. 

authorize -- Returns an authorization status message and a 
refreshed session token. 

https://docops.ca.com/ca-single-sign-on/12-8/en/configuring/ca-access-gateway-configuration/configuring-the-authentication-and-authorization-web-services 

As such, there's no Hashing Algorithm supported inside these Web 
Service. The only encoded way to pass credentials is to use a 
certificate as login. 

What is the Purpose of <binaryCreds></binaryCreds> from Body Section in SPS WS Auth/AZ ? 
https://comm.support.ca.com/kb/what-is-the-purpose-of-binarycredsbinarycreds-from-body-section-in-sps-ws-authaz/kb000013831 

In order to get the CA Access Gateway (SPS) enhanced to support
Hashing Algorithm for login or blogin in Authentication and
Authorization Web Services, please open an Idea on the Security Page.