Skip to Main Content
Cloud Platform

This is an IBM Automation portal for Cloud Platform products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Delivered
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
RFE ID 43869
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server