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Generate an unencrypted HTTP header

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Generate an unencrypted HTTP header

The first step in setting up digest token authentication is to generate an unencrypted HTTP header.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

The system only accepts one HTTP header as the source of pre-authentication.


  1. Choose an HTTP header that matches data from the User (sys_user) table.
  2. Configure your single sign-on software or authentication portal to generate the desired HTTP header.


For example, here are some sample SiteMinder HTTP headers.

Table 1. Sample SiteMinder HTTP headers
User credential Sample HTTP header Matching sys_user field
username SM_USER user_name
Email address EMAIL email