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Many SAML 2.0 providers require metadata XML files to be signed digitally to guarantee that the file is genuine. Add a digital signature to ensure that other providers can verify that the metadata XML file came from your SAML 2.0 provider.


  1. Start SAP NetWeaver Administrator with the quick link /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 Metadata tab.
  4. Choose the Edit pushbutton.
  5. Enter Yes in the Sign Metadata field.
  6. Save your entries.


For other providers to verify the digital signature, they must have access to the public-key certificate from the signing key pair.