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Captain
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NNMi NPS NA SAML authentication

Hi,

Under NOM, all products support SAML/Secure key or like any secure token usage?

I read NA supports SAML authentication, but didnt see any relevant one for NNMi or NPS

https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/Network_Automation:2020.11/ExternalAuthentication

NNMi and NPS support LDAP/AD based integration, but not sure about SAML/Secure token based access.

Additionally, what are these UI ports of Traffic Master/Leaf servers? Any URL available for them as well?

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Hi,

The NPS indeed not supports it if we talk about the documented features set. Of course Cognos itself supports it, see details on CJAP configuration. As NNMi forwards the login to NPS, see docs on NNMi if you are looking for some boxed solutions. Note - that an Idea submitted on it:

https://community.microfocus.com/t5/NOM-Idea-Exchange/SAML-authentication-support-for-NNM/idi-p/1657355

Captain
Captain

Hi Eugene Kopyshev, Thanks for your inputs. This idea or post has been pretty old  (like 3 years) and thinking if the product is still not supporting SAML based!!!

https://community.microfocus.com/t5/NOM-Idea-Exchange/SAML-authentication-support-for-NNM/idi-p/1657355

Atleast it is a convincing fact that NA supports SAML, while NNMi and NPS are still to be evolved to support SAML.

Hello AK,
just got an idea (for an experiment):


Configure Single-Sign on between NA and NNM (and NPS).
Then use SAML-based authentication in NA for the users.
In NA NNM configure the same user, but with (for the user) unknown passwords.
So the users must authenticate in NA (via SAML) and cross-launch to NNM.

For pure NNM-users this is annoying, since they have to go via NA, but it should work.

I haven't tried it, but from conceptual view it should work...

Regards
Karsten

(Edit: In NNM (!) configure the same user ...)

Captain
Captain

Sure Let me give a try and if it works will share it 👍

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