Accessing Lenovo XClarity Administrator after an external SAML identity provider failure

If you are using an external SAML identity provider and that server fails or is not available, use the following procedure to recover access to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator web interface by using the XClarity Administrator local authentication server.

Procedure

Complete the following steps to change the SAML client setting.

  1. Open your web browser to the XClarity Administrator login page (for example, https://<ip_address>/ui/login.html).
  2. Log in to the XClarity Administrator web interface using a local recovery user account that you created when you set up the identity provider.
  3. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Administration > Security.
  4. Click SAML Settings under the Users and Groups section to display the SAML Settings dialog.
  5. Clear Enable SAML to disable the SAML identity provider. When this option is cleared, the local authentication server or external LDAP server (if configured) is used for authentication.
  6. Click Apply.

Results

You can now use the user accounts in the local authentication server to access the XClarity Administrator management server. After your external identity provider is restored and available to the management server, you can change the authentication method to the identity provider.