Skip to Content
avatar image
Former Member

SAML configuration

Hi All,

We have a requirement to configure SAML for SSO (Single-Sign-On) to SAP Enterprise Portal from an external system. Hence the portal would be the target system and the external system would be the source system. Assuming that the User IDs in both the systems are same, will SSO(SAML) work if the password expires in the target system.

Secondly, though the steps for configuring SAML is given in help.sap.com, certain things are not clear. In the section "Configuring the SAML Parameters", one of the steps talk about setting "SourceID" which is given as (20-byte sequence provided by the source site. Use the prefix Hex: or B64: to specify the format of the source ID as follows). How is this obtained?

Any pointers from someone who has experience configuring SAML would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Get RSS Feed

1 Answer

  • Jul 22, 2009 at 09:33 AM

    Hi Suresh

    >Secondly, though the steps for configuring SAML is given in help.sap.com, certain things are not clear. In the section "Configuring the SAML Parameters", one of the steps talk about setting "SourceID" which is given as (20-byte sequence provided by the source site. Use the prefix Hex: or B64: to specify the format of the source ID as follows). How is this obtained?

    If you use NWA to configure SAML scenario you do not need to care about this. NWA -> SAML Browser/Artifact view provides a drop-down for the two SourceID formats. Moreover, in NWA you do not need to specify the 20-byte sequence by yourself, because the corresponding field is read-only and calculated automatically. The 20-byte sequence is generated based on URL property. When you change URL the SourceID will be regenerated by the UI.

    BR, Sergei

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded