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You know the name of the authentication context from the operator of the identity provider.


If the identity provider offers an authentication context for authentication requests that is not part of the standard configuration of the service provider, you can add the authentication context as a custom authentication context. Your service provider can then request that the identity provider use this context to authenticate users.


  1. Start SAP NetWeaver Administrator with the quicklink /nwa/auth .
  2. Choose Start of the navigation path SAML 2.0 Next navigation step Local Provider End of the navigation path.
  3. Choose the Authentication Contexts tab.
  4. Choose the Edit pushbutton.
  5. Choose the Add pushbutton.
  6. Enter a display name for the authentication context in the Alias field.
  7. Enter the name of the authentication context as it is required by the identity provider in the Name field.

    When required, the service provider enters the name of the authentication context in the authentication request.

  8. Save your entries.