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Migrating from Local Authentication to SAML

There is no automatic way to migrate from local authentication to SAML. You will need to follow the instructions for integrating with a SAML provider from our main SAML help topic.

However, when moving from local authentication to SAML, it's important to remember that you cannot use SAML for authenticated repository content access; it is only used to authenticate Sonatype Nexus Repository user interface access.

If user accounts are LDAP accounts behind SAML, you can enable the LDAP realm to control authenticated repository content access. See our LDAP help topic for details on using LDAP with Sonatype Nexus Repository.

Sonatype Nexus Repository can also generate user tokens to use instead of a username and password for basic authentication or to make REST API calls. See our user tokens help topic for details on enabling user tokens.