Basic Authentication using CA SiteMinder Identity

Learn how to authenticate a web service request with CA SiteMinder Identity.

Using Admin Console CA SiteMinder Use Cases

Integrate CA SiteMinder with Policy Manager (Main Topic)


The Basic Authentication Use Case is performed with a CA SiteMinder Identity that is always sent from the client to a service that is enforcing Basic Authentication using the HTTP Security Policy.

Step 1: Create Policy

In the Policies folder, use Add Policy to create the following policy configuration.

  1. Create an Authentication Policy with Subject Category = Consumer, and Domain (Realms = CA SiteMinder).

  2. Create an HTTP Security Policy with Require Authentication = True, Authentication Scheme = Basic Authentication, and Sub Category = Consumer.

Step 2: Attach Policies

  1. Attach the policies to a virtual service.

Step 3: Test Configuration

  1. Send requests to the virtual service and the usage data in the Services > Monitoring section.

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