OpenSSO Enterprise has implemented a Common Tasks tab that allows an administrators to create federation-based objects using console wizards. The wizards offer simplified provider configuration with metadata input using the URL http://host-machine.domain:8080/opensso/saml2/jsp/exportmetadata.jsp or a metadata file. The following things can be done using a Common Task wizard:
Create SAML v2 Providers They can be hosted or remote provider; and identity or service provider. To create them, you just need to provide some basic information about the providers.
Create Fedlet A Fedlet is a small ZIP file that can be given to a service provider to allow for immediate federation with an identity provider configured with OpenSSO Enterprise. It is ideal for an identity provider that needs to enable a service provider with no federation solution in place. The service provider simply adds the Fedlet to their application, deploys their application, and they are federation enabled. For more information, see The Fedlet.
Test Federation Connectivity This task validates your federation configuration. It will show if federation connections are being made successfully by identifying where the troubles, if any, are located.
Access Documentation This link opens the OpenSSO documentation page. View frequently asked questions, tips, product documentation, engineering documentation as well as links to the community blogs.
Register Your Product This link allows you to register your product with Sun Connection. You must have a Sun Online Account in order to complete the registration. If you do not already have one, you may request one as part of this process.
Figure 3–4 is a screen capture of the Common Tasks wizard.
For more information see the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Administration Guide.