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Status Under review
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Change
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 24, 2021

Support for SAML authentication

Direct access to central authentication servers using ldap/s protocol will not be allowed in many companies in the near future. Authentication must be possible using SAML and/or OpenID/OAuth

Use Case
Direct access to company central Identity Management Servers is considered a security risk for more and more companies. Usually, Identity Providers are set up that will only be accessible using SAML, sometimes also OpenID/OAuth. Access with ldap protocols will be depracated. Rational Change and Rational Synergy are not yet capable of using SAML
RFE ID 149516
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Change
Idea Priority Medium