401 error when Posting to the Idp endpoint using ECP profile.

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at osu.edu
Wed Nov 28 10:17:29 EST 2012

> - the second request to the IdP  end point ( a POST with the  user/password
> to /idp/profile/SAML2/SOAP/ECP ) is failing with a 401 error. I'm sure that the
> credentials are correct.

If they are, then your container isn't set up properly yet for authentication, that's all anybody here can really tell you.

> I don't see any additional trace on the IdP side after that POST call.

The IdP isn't running, you're not authenticating yet.

> I believed at this point that this URL would match the pattern provided in the
> security-constraint tag of the web.xml file and> 
> then the authentication would be handled using the realm ShibUserPassAuth
> and the user/password provided in the data of the POST call.

That's something you'll have to debug in the container.

-- Scott

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