Upload risk passwords

You can increase the password security level by uploading risk passwords.

You can upload risk passwords with the FoxIDs seed tool console application. The seed tool code is downloaded and need to be compiled and configured to run.

Download the SHA-1 pwned passwords in a single file from haveibeenpwned.com/passwords using the PwnedPasswordsDownloader tool.

Be aware that it takes some time to upload all risk passwords.

The risk passwords are uploaded as bulk. If you FoxIDs instance is installed in Azure, please make sure to adjust the Cosmos DB provisioned throughput (e.g. to 4000 RU/s or higher) temporarily. The throughput can be adjusted in Azure Cosmos DB --> Data Explorer --> Scale & Settings.

You can read the number of risk passwords uploaded to FoxIDs in FoxIDs Control Client master tenant on the Settings / Risk Passwords tap. And you can test if a password is okay or has appeared in breaches.

Configure the Seed Tool

The seed tool is configured in the appsettings.json file.

Access to upload risk passwords is granted in the master tenant.

Create a seed tool OAuth 2.0 client in the FoxIDs Control Client:

  1. Login to the master tenant and select the Applications tab
  2. Create a OAuth 2.0 application registration, click OAuth 2.0 - Client Credentials Grant.
  3. Set the client id to foxids_seed.
  4. Remember the client secret.
  5. In the resource and scopes section. Grant the sample seed client access to the FoxIDs Control API resource foxids_control_api with the scope foxids:master.
  6. Click show advanced.
  7. In the issue claims section. Add a claim with the name role and the value foxids:tenant.admin. This will grant the client the administrator role.

FoxIDs Control Client - seed tool client

Add the FoxIDs and FoxIDs Control API endpoints and client secret to the seed tool configuration.

"SeedSettings": {
    "FoxIDsEndpoint": "https://foxidsxxxx.azurewebsites.net",
    "FoxIDsControlEndpoint": "https://foxidscontrolxxxx.azurewebsites.net",
    "ClientSecret": "xxx",

Run the Seed Tool

Run the seed tool executable SeedTool.exe or run the seed tool directly from Visual Studio.

  • Click 'p' to start uploading risk passwords

The risk password upload will take a while.