Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Integration Guide

Configuring SiteMinder After Installation

Use these general instructions after installing SiteMinder in any of the use cases discussed later in the chapter. To configure SiteMinder, follow these steps:

  1. Log inn to SiteMinder.

  2. Create a Sample User.

  3. Create a SiteMinder Web Agent Configuration.

  4. Create and Configure the User Directory.

  5. Create and Configure a Form-Based Authentication Scheme.

  6. Create a Policy.

ProcedureTo Log In to SiteMinder

  1. Go to the following URL:


  2. On the SiteMinder Policy Server administration console, click “Administer Policy Server. ”

  3. In the Policy Server login page, log in using the following credentials:

    User Name:




Creating a Sample User

Create a sample user in the SiteMinder Directory Server. In this use case, the new user is named test. You can base the name of this user on the attributes you use with SiteMinder. By default, Directory Server uses the uid naming attribute for the user.

ProcedureTo Create a SiteMinder Web Agent Configuration

  1. In SiteMinder, create a host configuration object.

    In this example, the host configuration object is named host1-agent.

    Configuring Object Properties.
  2. Create a web policy agent, and then create an appropriate Agent Configuration Object for the policy agent.

    In this example, the Agent Configuration Object is named agent1.

    Configuring Object Properties.

ProcedureTo Create and Configure the User Directory

  1. Create a user directory.

    In this example, the user directory is named localds.

    User Directory Properties.
  2. Create a domain.

    In this example, the domain is named test domain. Under User Directories, specify localds.

    Domain Properties.
  3. Create a realm.

    In this example, the new realm is named resource1.

    Realm Properties.

Creating and Configuring a Form-Based Authentication Scheme

In SiteMinder, create a form authentication scheme, and then create a configuration for the authentication scheme.

Authentication Scheme Properties.

ProcedureTo Create a Policy

  1. Create a rule under the resource1 realm, and then configure the rule URLs.

    In this example, the new rule is named rule1.

    Realm Properties.
  2. Create a policy.

    In this example, the new policy is named policy1.

    Realm Properties.
  3. Assign the users and add the rules to the policy.