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To map SAML attributes in an SAML 2.0 authentication response to user attributes other than the attributes that are part of user profile by default, you must add them to the system. The service provider uses these attributes in persistent and transient federation.

For more information, see the following:


  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 Edit pushbutton.
  4. Choose the User Attributes tab.
  5. Choose the Add pushbutton.
  6. Enter data as required.
  7. Save your entries.

Next Steps

Other applications can also define custom attributes. You can also make existing custom attributes available for the SAML configuration. You can identify the technical names of custom attributes from other applications in the following ways:

  • If the identity management user interface has been configured to support management of the custom attribute, you can refer to the user management engine (UME) configuration.

    For more information, see Adding Custom Attributes to the User Profile .

  • The attribute may be defined in the UME data source configuration file.

    For more information, see Customizing a UME Data Source Configuration .

  • Contact the application developer or refer to the application documentation or source code.