Integration with GuardianKey


#1

Hi all,

We are trying to integrate OwnCloud with GuardianKey. However, we have doubts related to the best way to do this and the best point in the code for this integration.

GuardianKey is a solution to protect systems against authentication attacks. It uses Machine Learning and analyses the user’s behavior, threat intelligence and psychometrics (or behavioral biometrics). The protected system (in the concrete case, OwnCloud) must send an event via REST for the GuardianKey on each login attempt. More info at https://guardiankey.io .

The best way to integrate would be on having a hook in the procedure that process the user credentials submission in OwnCloud (the script that receives the POST), something such as:

if(POST) {
boolean loginFailed = checkLogin();
GuardianKeyEvent event = createEventForGuardianKey(username,loginFailed);
boolean GuardianKeyValidation = checkGuardianKeyViaREST(event);
if(GuardianKeyValidation){
// Allow access
} else {
// Deny access
}
}

Where is the best place to create this integration? Is there a way to create a hook for this purpose? Should we create an extension?

Any help is welcome.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Paulo Angelo


#2

assuming you need to know failed login event you can use the failed login hook.

The brute force protection app uses this event - https://github.com/owncloud/brute_force_protection/blob/73d0b94d7201e8fe627c4bec89700262a663a6c2/lib/Hooks.php#L66

You might find this an interesting code base to start …

Take care