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This procedure provides an overview of the steps to configure SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) Java as a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 service provider. As a service provider, the AS Java enables you to off-load the authentication of users onto an identity provider. The identity provider enables you to federate identities across domains for Single Sign-On (SSO). Once logged on, SAML 2.0 enables Single Log-Out (SLO).



  1. Enable SAML 2.0 support and select the certificates for digital signatures and encryption.

    For more information, see Enabling the SAML Service Provider.

  2. Determine how your service provider communicates with identity providers.

  3. Trust an identity provider.

    For more information, see Trusting an Identity Provider.

  4. Determine how to federate the identities on the identity provider and service provider.

    For more information, see Identity Federation.

    • Configure the applications you want to protect with SAML.

      For more information, see Protecting Resources with SAML.