A localization properties file specifies the screen text that an administrator will see when directed to an authentication module's service page in the OpenSSO Enterprise console as well as messages (error or otherwise) displayed by the module. Following are some concepts behind the creation of this file.
The data following the equal (=) sign in each key/value pair could be translated to a specific language as necessary.
The alphanumeric keys (a1, a2, etc.) map to fields defined by the i18nKey attribute in the corresponding amAuthmodulename.xml service file.
The alphanumeric keys also determine the order in which the fields are displayed in the OpenSSO Enterprise console. The keys are taken in the order of their ASCII characters (a1 is followed by a10, followed by a2, followed by b1). For example, if an attribute needs to be displayed at the top of the service attribute page, the alphanumeric key should have a value of a1. The second attribute could then have a value of either a10, a2 or b1, and so forth.
The file is located in OpenSSO-Deploy-base/WEB-INF/classes and follows the naming format amAuthmodulename.properties; for example, amAuthLDAP.properties. Use one of the provided authentication module localization properties files as a template for creating the file and copy it to the aforementioned directory when finished.