What support Top secret has for SAML?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

SAML Support within TSS

 

Question:

What Support is there within Top Secret for SAML?

 

Envirnoment:

Z/OS

 

Answer:

Protocols like SAML are used to exchange messages between different 

providers like CA SiteMinder. 

 

E.g. of a flow, CA SiteMinder will received a request written in SAML, 

it will analyze it and if the aim is to authenticate the user, it will 

build a LDAP request. Behind this the LDAP will do a bind to e.g. TopSecret 

in order verify the user. 

 

Neither TSS nor ACF2 will receive and deal with SAML or equivalent protocols directly.

 

Those protocols are used to exchange message in HTML format among web 

browsers, WebSphere, etc...