Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP2 Identity Server Guide

This guide describes the following features of the Identity Server:

This guide is intended to help you understand and configure all of the features provided by the Identity Server.

It is recommended that you first become familiar with the information in the Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP2 Setup Guide, which helps you understand how to perform a basic Identity Server configuration, set up a resource protected by an Access Gateway, and configure SSL.

The setup guide and this guide are designed to work together, and important information and setup steps are not always repeated in both places.


This guide is intended for Access Manager administrators. It is assumed that you have knowledge of evolving Internet protocols, such as:


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Documentation Updates

For the most recent version of the Access Manager Identity Server Guide, visit the Novell Access Manager Documentation Web site.

Additional Documentation

Before proceeding, you should be familiar with the Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP2 Installation Guide and the Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP2 Setup Guide, which provide information about installing and setting up the Access Manager system.

If you are unfamiliar with SAML 1.1, see SAML Overview on the Documentation Web site.

For conceptual information about Liberty, and to learn about what is new for SAML 2.0, see Section A.0, About Liberty and Section B.0, Understanding How Access Manager Uses SAML.

For information about the other Access Manager devices and features, see the following: