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How to Monitor Federation Connection between IDP and SP

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Article ID: 199755

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Products

CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On Federation (SiteMinder) SITEMINDER

Issue/Introduction

We have a client that is wanting us to monitor the connection between our SSO Federation and their web servers. Is there a way we can do this from the Adminui? 

Environment

Release : ALL

Component : SITEMINDER FEDERATION SECURITY SERVICES

Resolution

Unless using Artifact profile (which is old saml 1.1 tech and seldom used today), there is no direct connection between IDP and SP hosts. All data is exchanged in XML documents via the browser.  If both the IDP and SP endpoints are responding, the 'connection' between IDP and SP can be considered healthy.