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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 21, 2014

Support SP initiated SAML support

System: WebSphere Application Server
Actor: User needing broader support in existing feature

The current WebSphere SAML support via SAML TAI only supports specific Identity Provider (IdP) initiated scenario, or as frames it "SP Redirect to IdP Web SSO"[1]. There is no support for other SAML scenarios.

Support for Service Provider (SP) initiated SAML is more convenient for the end user, supported broadly by the existing Identity Management products implementing Identity Provider roles, WebSphere Application Server by not supporting SP initiated SAML scenario makes the existing SAML support of limited use and forces the development of custom SAML integration/solution. Implement support for SP initiated SAML, or in the terms of [1] solicited SAML response, in the SAML TAI support.


Idea priority High
Use Case
System: End user application that wants to integrate with SAML IdP Actor: End user Use cases for the system: - Single sign-on authentication Scenario: 1. User is asked to authenticate via IdP at SP 2. SP sends authorization request to IdP 3. IdP authenticates the user 4. IdP sends response to the SP
RFE ID 43869
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Guest
    Sep 30, 2021
  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - WebSphere Application Server

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Servers
    Product - WebSphere Application Server

  • Guest
    Oct 23, 2014

    SP Authentication Request should be configurable. In my use-case i should be able to inject IdP specific extension properties in the request.