Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Administration Guide

Basic Authentication

Once basic authentication is set up to protect a SAML v2 SOAP endpoint, all entities communicating with this endpoint must configure three basic authentication-related attributes in the extended metadata as described in the following table. These attributes are located in the Assertion Content tab of the SAMLv2 entity provider profile.

Table 8–2 Securing SOAP Endpoint with Basic Authentication



Basic Authenticaion Enabled

Establishes that the SOAP endpoint is using basic authentication. Takes a value of true or false.

User Name

Defines the user allowed access to the protected SOAP endpoint in the original SAML v2 entity. 


Defines an encrypted password for the user. The password is encrypted using ampassword on the partner side. .