Nifi is authenticating using SAML2, but the authenticator does not provide token without MFA authentication.
I need to create an automation to connect to the Nifi API, can I make this connection without using the SAML2 token?
When interacting with the NiFi rest-api, I'd recommend creating a client certificate to use in your automation. A secured NiFi will always WANT a client certificate and will only try another configured auth method if a client certificate is not provide in the TLS exchange. Using a certificate for your rest-api automation removes the need for obtaining a token completely. You simply pass your client certificate with every rest-api call. Another advantage here over auth is token expiration. With no token involved with certificate based auth, your certificate will continuously work until it expires (typical default is 1 or 2 years).
You'll need to setup authorization policies for your certificate user (Certificate DN used as user identity) for the various endpoints you are trying to interact with through the rest-api.
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