Sun Java System Federation Manager 7.0 User's Guide

ProcedureTo Modify the General Attributes of a Provider Entity or an Affiliate Entity

After creating an entity, you can edit its profile. This might include modifying attributes, adding identity providers and service providers (as entities), or configuring affiliates. Editing the General attributes of an entity profile might entail modifying the already-defined Common attributes, adding a contact person, or providing optional organizational information. The following procedure is for editing the General attributes. The starting point is the Entities screen under Federation.

  1. Select the name of a configured entity to modify its profile.

    The entity's profile page is displayed.

  2. Select General from the View menu.

  3. Edit the values of any of the Entity Common Attributes.

    Entity Name

    The static value of this attribute is the name provided when you created the entity.


    The static value of this attribute is the type of entity, Provider or Affiliate.


    The value of this attribute is the description provided when you created the entity. You may modify the description originally entered.

    Valid Until

    Enter the expiration date for the metadata pertaining to the provider. Use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the format yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss.SZ. For example, 2004-12-31T12:30:00.0Z.

    Cache Duration

    Enter the maximum amount of time the entity can be cached. The value is defined in the format PnYnMnDTnHnMnS, where n is an integer variable. For example, P1Y2M4DT9H8M20S defines the cache duration as 1 year, 2 months, 4 days, 9 hours, 8 minutes, and 20 seconds.

  4. Provide values for the Entity Contact Person Profile attributes.

    First Name

    Type the given name of the entity’s contact person.

    Last Name

    Type the surname of the entity’s contact person.


    Choose the type of contact from the drop-down menu:

    • Administrative

    • Billing

    • Technical

    • Other


    Type the name of the company that employs this person.

    Liberty Principal ID

    Type a URI that points to an online instance of the contact person’s personal information profile.


    Type one or more email addresses for the contact person.

    Telephone Numbers

    Type one or more telephone numbers for the contact person.

  5. Provide values for the Organizations Profile attributes.

    The Organizations Profile attributes provide basic information that may be required during interactions. These attributes are optional.


    Type the complete legal name of the entity’s organization. Use the format locale|organization-name. For example, en|

    Note –

    If the Names attribute contains a value, it is required to add values to the Display Names and URL attributes.

    Display Names

    Type a name that is suitable for display. Use the format locale|organization-display-name. For example, en|


    Type a URL that can be used to direct a principal to additional information on the entity's organization. Use the format locale|organization-URL. For example, en|

  6. Click Save to complete the configuration, or continue defining values for Identity Provider or Service Provider.

    Procedures for defining values for Identity Provider or Service Provider attributes are detailed in the following sections: