Additional Information and Usage

Once installed and configured, the PortalGuard SAML plug-in will be ready to accommodate either IdP or SP initiated authentication.Additional points of attention to ensure a proper configuration between Authentication Provider and IdP are:

Regardless of the repository being used by the IdP to authenticate users, any user who desires to use SAML authentication to Blackboard must also exist in Blackboard’s own user repository.

IdP response tokens must include the username as it appears in the Blackboard database, and as an identity claim within a NameID tag to be recognized.

SAML Response tokens are accepted by the Authentication Provider through its Assertion Consumer URL: ‘http://bbtest/webapps/bb-auth-provider-saml-BBLEARN/acs’