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HTTP_SM_USER header not found in the header dump
Article ID: 187343
CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder)CA Single Sign On Agents (SiteMinder)CA Single Sign On Federation (SiteMinder)CA Single Sign On SOA Security Manager (SiteMinder)SITEMINDER
We're running a Web Agent and the header HTTP_SM_USER has no value when the application receives it.
Our application is looking for a variable in the body of this web page which contains the name of the logged in user. Even though we can see the logged in user in the header part of this page under the default Siteminder headers like HTTP_SM_USER, in the body of the page (ie the lower part of the page) has the same variable blank.
How can we fix that ?
Web Agent 12.52SP1CR10 on IIS 7.5 on Windows
Out of the box, this is as expected. The Web Agent send the sm_user value in headers only, not in the body.
This is the responsability of the developer to code the page that receives the data to look into the headers received and pass them to body of the page.
You should understand that the SM_USER header will not be seen in the browser as header. The SM_USER header is produced by the Web Agent which sends it to the application (request). So the application should look at the header sent by the Web Agent to read its value in the page body.