webMethods API Gateway Q&A - Is it possible to get Service Provider (SP)-initiated URL for Developer Portal using federation metadata file?

Product/components used and version/fix level:

Versions 10.11
Platforms UNIX
Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Detailed explanation of the problem:

Is it possible to get the Service Provider (SP) - Initiated URL for the Developer Portal using the IBM Security Verify Access Federation Metadata file, similar to the MWS’s generation of SP metadata?

From https://documentation.softwareag.com/webmethods/developer-portal/dpo10-11/10-11_Developer_Portal_webhelp/index.html#page/developer-portal-integrated-webhelp%2Fta-configure_okta_signin.html, IBM’s product is not part of the applications they can use with Developer Portal for SSO.

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Developer Portal (DPO) does not support populating configuration via metadata import and is currently not officially certified with IBM Security Verify Access.

However, DPO honors the SAML 2.0 specifications, hence it is possible to configure the settings manually in the Developer Portal based on the metadata file.

The Developer Portal’s assertion consumption URL is http://<host>:<port>/portal/rest/v1/saml/initsso - this needs to be configured in their IBM SVA.

The same and additional details regarding the SAML configuration is available in https://documentation.softwareag.com/webmethods/developer-portal/dpo10-11/10-11_Developer_Portal_User_Guide.pdf.

In summary, we only support SAML, not WS Federation.

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