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The metadata file retrieved from the SAML 2.0 Configuration of ABAP System is of type "WSFED" and not the required "SAML2.0"

Dear Guru's,

I'm trying to get Single Sign-On working between a Trusted Provider (CA Siteminder) and a Netweaver Gateway.

So far we went throught the tutorials to configure the Gateway so that it is linked with the Trusted Provider.

The guy responsible for the Trusted Provider then asked us to provide the metadata file of the Gateway.

We provided him the metadata file but when he is trying to load this metadata file into his system, it is complaining about the fact that it is a "WSFED" file instead of a "SAML 2.0".

Our metadata contains a node "m:RoleDescriptor"

This is the only reference to WSFED we could find in the entire metadata file we downloaded form the configuration.

Does any of you has a clue what the possible problem could be?


Kind regards


Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi all,

I found the solution,

Apparently when downloading the metadata we initially choosed the wrong options.

You have 3 checkboxes:

  • Service Provider
  • Application Service Provider
  • Security Token Service

And we checked those 3 checkboxes when downloading the metadata. apparently the CA SiteMinder only needed the metadata where only the first checkbox needed to be checked:

  • Service Provider

Hope I helped everybody out there with the same issue!

Have a nice day!

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