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


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


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite


  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 at the end of this KBA.
  2. After updating all the three fields wherever they appear in the file, save so the the metadata file will be ready to use 


Sign On URL (if required) 

    • This is the standard login URL for a SuccessFactors tenant.
    • It follows this template, combining the above-mentioned elements-> https://<InstanceURL>/login?company=<SF_Instance_Name>
Datacenter InstanceURL EntityURL
DC2/DC57 - Production
DC2/DC57 - Preview
DC4/DC68 - Production
DC4/DC68 - Preview
DC8/DC70 - Production
DC8/DC70 - Preview
DC10/DC66 - Production
DC10/DC66 - Preview
DC12/DC33 - Production
DC12/DC33 - Preview
DC15/DC30 - Production
DC15/DC30 - Preview
DC60 - Production
DC60 - Preview
DC18 - Production
DC18 - Preview
DC62 - Production
DC62 - Preview
DC22 - Production
DC22 - Preview

DC23 - Production
DC23 - Preview
DC41 - Production
DC41 - Preview
DC52 - Production
DC52 - Preview
DC50 - Production
DC50 - Preview
DC55 - Production
DC55 - Preview

See Also

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


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


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