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How to Create an Affiliate Application

You can use the MMC Snap-In or this command to create one or more applications, as specified by the XML file. An example XML file for Windows Initiated SSO is:

<sso>
<application name="SAP">
<description>The SAP application</description> 
<contact>someone@example.com</contact> 
<appuserAccount>domain\AppUserAccount</appuserAccount> 
<appAdminAccount>domain\AppAdminAccount</appAdminAccount> 
<field ordinal="0" label="User Id" masked="no" /> 
<field ordinal="1" label="Password" masked="yes" /> 
<flags groupApp="no" configStoreApp="no" allowTickets="no" validateTickets="yes" allowLocalAccounts="no" timeoutTickets="yes" adminAccountSame="no" enableApp="no" />
</application>
</sso>

After you create an affiliate application, you cannot modify the following properties:

  • Name of the affiliate application

  • Fields associated with the affiliate application

  • Affiliate application type (host group, individual, or configuration store)

  • Administration account same as affiliate administrators group. (Specifying this flag will always use the affiliate administrators group as the administrator account for this affiliate application)

ImportantImportant
You can use local accounts for the administration account and user account by setting the allowLocalAccounts flag to yes. However, you should only use this flag in single-computer scenarios.

securitySecurity Note
You must be an SSO administrator or SSO affiliate administrator to perform this task.

After you create the affiliate application, you must enable it. For more information, see How to Enable an Affiliate Application.

To create an affiliate application using the MMC Snap-In

  1. On the Start menu, click Programs, click Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On, and then click SSO Administration.

  2. In the scope pane of the ENTSSO MMC Snap-In, expand the Enterprise Single Sign-On node.

  3. Right-click Affiliate Applications, and then click New.

  4. Follow the instructions in the Create New Affiliate Application wizard.

To create an affiliate application using the command line

  1. On the Start menu, click run, and then type cmd.

  2. At the command line, go to the Enterprise Single Sign-On installation directory. The default installation directory is <drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Enterprise Single Sign-On.

  3. Type ssomanage –createapps <application file name>, where <application file name> is the XML file.

    noteNote
    On a system that supports User Account Control (UAC), you may need to run the tool with Administrative privileges.

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