Sun Java System SAML v2 Plug-in for Federation Services User's 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.

Table 4–1 Securing SOAP Endpoint with Basic Authentication




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


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. For information on ampassword, see Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Administration Guide.

To modify the metadata, you must first export it to a file. Once you've modified the values of the applicable attributes, the metadata must be reloaded using the saml2meta command and the web container must be restarted. For more information, see The saml2meta Command-line Reference.