This section contains information on an Access Manager installation and preparing it for the SAML v2 Plug-in for Federation Services installation.
The SAML v2 Plug-in for Federation Services works in either the realm or legacy mode of Access Manager.
Access Manager can be installed on versions of the Solaris™ Operating System (OS), Red Hat™ Linux, or Microsoft Windows. The default installation directories for Solaris and Linux are /opt/SUNWam/ and /opt/sun/identity/, respectively. /opt is the root installation directory. SUNWam and sun/identity are the product directories.
/opt is the default root installation directory for Access Manager. When specified in a path, /AccessManager-base will be used as a generic placeholder. /SUNWam and /sun/identity are the default product directories for Access Manager. When specified in a path, /product-directory/ will be used as a generic placeholder. See the Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Deployment Planning Guide for more information on the product's installed layout.
For information on installing Access Manager, see the Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX.
Before installing the SAML v2 Plug-in for Federation Services into an instance of Sun Java System Access Manager, you need to copy the amserver.war (located in /AccessManager-base/product-directory/) into a new directory and extract its contents using the following command:
jar —xvf amserver.war
This new directory is referred to as the staging directory and contains the original contents for your Access Manager application. Any modifications to the application must be made to the files in this directory. These files are then repackaged into a new WAR and redeployed into your web container. The path to this directory is the value used for the STAGING_DIR variable in your installation file.
If your instance of Access Manager has been customized, be sure to copy and extract the updated WAR.
For more information on Linux and Windows installations of the SAML v2 Plug-in for Federation Services, see the following: