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2747798 - [SSO] Creating the Metadata File for SSO Between SuccessFactors and Identity Provider

Symptom

How to build the metadata file for Single Sign On (SSO) between SuccessFactors and Identity Provider?

Environment

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Resolution

  1. The first step to enable Single Sign On between SuccessFactors (SF) instance and an Identify Provider (IDP) is to get the metadata file from SF to configure in the IDP side
  2. In the attachments section of this article you will find a template .xml file
  3. Download this file and substitute the following information to build the metadata file for your instance
  • SF_Instance_Name
    • Simply the Company ID of your instance
    • The SF_Instance_Name is unique for each instance and each customer

  • EntityURL
    • The base URL of SuccessFactors EntityID
    • It’s the same for most data centers. The few exceptions are noted in the table below
    • The EntityURL and InstanceURL are based on the data center and the environment of the instance

  • InstanceURL
    • The base URL for the data center where a customers instance is hosted
    • It may be different for test and production if, for example, test is in a Preview data center
  1. See details about each term in the table below
  2. After updating all the three fields wherever they appear in the file, save so the the metadata file will be ready to use 
Datacenter InstanceURL EntityURL
DC2 - Production https://performancemanager.successfactors.eu https://www.successfactors.eu
DC2 - Preview https://hcm2preview.sapsf.eu https://www.successfactors.eu
DC4 - Production https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC4 - Preview https://hcm4preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC8 - Production https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC8 - Preview https://hcm8preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC10 - Production https://performancemanager10.successfactors.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC10 - Preview https://hcm10preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC12 - Production https://performancemanager5.successfactors.eu www.successfactors.com
DC12 - Preview https://hcm12preview.sapsf.eu https://www.successfactors.com
DC15 - Production https://performancemanager15.sapsf.cn www.successfactors.com
DC15 - Preview https://hcm15preview.sapsf.cn www.successfactors.com
DC16 https://hcm16.sapsf.eu https://www.successfactors.eu
DC17 - Production https://hcm17.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC17 - Preview https://hcm17preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC18 - Production https://hcm18.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC18 - Preview https://hcm18preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC19 - Production https://hcm19.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC19 - Preview https://hcm19preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC22 - Production https://hcm22.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC22 - Preview https://hcm22preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com

DC23 - Production

https://hcm23.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC23 - Preview https://hcm23preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC44 - Production https://hcm44.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC44 - Preview https://hcm44preview.sapsf.com https://www.successfactors.com
DC55 - Production https://hcm55.sapsf.eu https://www.successfactors.com
DC55 - Preview https://hcm55preview.sapsf.eu https://www.successfactors.com

See Also

KB article 2707993 - Generating Metadata Files - SSO between BizX SuccessFactors and Identity Provider (IDP) VS Outbound SSO to 3rd Party Application

Keywords

SF, success factors, meta data, metadata, IDP, Assertion, SAML, XML , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , LOD-SF-PLT-SAM , SAML SSO First Time Setup , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions

Attachments

SF_metadata_TEMPLATE.xml