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Federation Manager import to Policy Server

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Article ID: 202831

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Products

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

Issue/Introduction

We are trying to migrate federations from CA Federation Manager 12.52 to siteminder Policy Server 12.8

We used XPSExport and XPSImport to Export/Import the objects

During the import, we hit errors that duplicate values exist for Domain.Name="FedBackChannelBasicDomain" however we couldn't see any duplicates in the XML file

When we imported into the Policy Server after commenting out this object, all items imported apart from Federations/Entities 

What is the best approach for this kind of Migration (From Federation Manager to siteminder) ?

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Environment

Release : 12.8

Component : FAXSREVE FAMILY

Resolution

Federation Manager was designed for customer who wanted to introduce federation into their environment without using Siteminder. It is/was essentially a black box appliance kind of thing. There is not a defined migration path from Federation Manager to Siteminder. It is effectively a different product to Siteminder.

The bottom line is that you would almost certainly be better off with recreating the federation in Siteminder. Importing will require a lot of messing around with the export files which introduces the potential for unknown side effects down the track.