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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". There is no support for other SAML scenarios.
Description: 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  solicited SAML response, in the SAML TAI support.
System: End user application that wants to integrate with SAML IdP
Actor: End user
Use cases for the system:
- Single sign-on authentication
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
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