Verify AM/OpenSSO Attributes

When deployed OpenSSO or Access Manager to secure Web Applications often times it is desirable to “know” what attributes are being returned from OpenSSO to determine certain behavior of a particular application. The Webspace Server provides with an add-on to integrate with OpenSSO and implements Client SDK to accomplish the authentication with OpenSSO. This has been explained in detail at http://wikis.sun.com/display/websynergy/OpenSSO+add-on.

In case, the authentication issues come up where a user successfully authenticates against OpenSSO but can't login into Web Space server it is very likely that the required attributes are not returned from the OpenSSO via client sdk. The Web Space server logs provide the information about the attributes returned and other related messages. This might require administration access to the log files on the file system.

To display what OpenSSO attributes are returned in the Web Browser I have written a web application “CheckAMAttrs” that would provide the information which looks like below picture. This will help debug any attributes related issues.

CheckAMAttrs

For more information and to download the application go the Wiki. Though the Wiki is written specific to the Webspace server, it should work with any other OpenSSO deployments.

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