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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 29, 2018

Detailed documentation for setting up SAML.

Detailed documentation is required from the liberty team on how to configure SAML + LDAP for different vendors and how to set it up correctly to work in the 'IBM Cloud Private'

Customers use different types of LDAP servers such as OpenLDAP, Active directory etc which can be set up differently ( email or uid ) as an authentication mechanism.

When customers set up SAML based authentication with different SSO servers ( KeyClock , w3 etc ),There is a requirement on how to set both SAML+LDAP in sync . Liberty server expects certain attributes to be emited by SAML server such as 'nameIDFormat" which can be of different data types such as shown below, accordingly the liberty 'server.xml' needs certain attributes such as 'userIdentifier' based on how the LDAP is setup.


nameIDFormat
============

customize

email

encrypted

entity

kerberos

persistent

transient

unspecified

windowsDomainQualifiedName

x509SubjectName

email

Specifies the URI reference corresponding to a name identifier format defined in the SAML core specification.
customize
Customized Name ID Format.
email
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
encrypted
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:encrypted
entity
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:entity
kerberos
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:kerberos
persistent
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:persistent
transient
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:transient
unspecified
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified
windowsDomainQualifiedName
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:WindowsDomainQualifiedName
x509SubjectName
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:X509SubjectName

Idea priority High
RFE ID 127756
RFE URL
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    Nov 8, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, but looking at it with respect to our total backlog of requests we do not see sufficient interest in this enhancement to merit delivery any time in the foreseeable future. Given the unlikelihood that we would deliver this, we are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.