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Authentication result codes

After the result of the operation is returned, your frontend needs to react to the results. The result contents enable you to decide if the approval was successful.

The result has the following members:

The member indicates whether the authentication is successful.
The enumeration reports the success code or the various error codes for the session.
A short human-readable message about the result of the transaction.
A transaction token only present if the authentication is successful. Use the token to verify whether the authentication is indeed executed by your Authentication Cloud instance, see Status endpoint.
Only present in case of an error when it provides a more verbose description of the failure.

The authentication error codes are in the form of error-00XX.

On success, for security reasons, first verify the status token using the Auth Cloud API introspection endpoint. Once you confirmed that the transaction token is valid, you can proceed with the authenticated transaction.

On failure, handle the error as in the following example:

 if (result.success) {
// result.code.statusCode ->
// "success-authentication" is an successful approval.
// result.message contains more information in a human-readable format.
else {
// Handle the error, you can find more details in result.code and result.message
alert("There was a problem: " + result.code.message);

Example success result object:

"success": true,
"code": {
"statusCode": "success-authentication",
"message": "Successfully authenticated with WebAuthn credential."
"token": "eyJhbGciOiJIUzUxMiJ9.eyJpc3MiOiJod...bzIifQ.3...0Fw"

Example failure result object:

"success": false,
"code": {
"statusCode": "error-0001",
"message": "Failed to authenticate with WebAuthn credential."
"message": "Error while trying to authenticate. NotAllowedError: The operation either timed out or was not allowed. See:"
Result codeDescriptionComment
success-authenticationSuccessfully authenticated with WebAuthn credential.
error-0000Invalid credentialRequestOptions. ServerPublicKeyCredentialGetOptionsResponse has to be valid.The credentialRequestOptions object was missing or invalid. Make sure you pass in the credentialRequestOptions, which is returned in the approval response.
error-0001Failed to authenticate with WebAuthn credential.An error prevented authentication with the WebAuthn credential. See result.message for more information.
error-0002Error while finalizing the authentication on the server.An error occurred while sending the assertion result data to Authentication Cloud API to finalize the authentication. See result.message for more information.
error-0003Invalid userId. Cannot be null or undefined.The userId parameter was missing. Make sure you pass in the userId, which is returned in the approval response.
error-0004Missing statusToken. Cannot be null or undefined.The statusToken parameter was missing. Make sure you pass in the statusToken, which is returned in the approval response.
error-0005WebAuthn is not supported by this browser.Make sure that you use a browser which supports creating and authenticating with a FIDO2 / WebAuthn credential.
error-0099Unknown error while authentication.See result.message for more information.


You are now ready to take on the API and get going with your own FIDO2 flows, see Authentication.