The intent of automatic multi-connection error checking is to verify that all configured connections have not been adversely affected by subsequent changes in supporting components.
Automatic multi-connection error checking occurs when you access certain supporting components, such as the SP Adapters and IdP Adapters windows, the Token Processors window, the Token Generators window, the Password Credential Validators window, and the Identity Store Provisioners window.
As the number of connections and supporting components increases, so does the validation time. If you experience noticeable delays in accessing adapters, token translators, password credential validators, or identity store provisioner, you can turn off automatic connection validation.
When automatic connection validation is turned off, error checking is deferred until you access the connection lists on the administrative console. You can make configuration changes without being prompted to fix all dependency errors immediately, but remember that the configuration changes can potentially cause service disruption.
For example, if you remove a configured source-attribute in an attribute fulfillment configuration in a connection, users will be unable to complete single sign-on (SSO) requests until you reconfigure such connections.
When you access the Connections window, if the administrative console detects one or more dependency error conditions, it displays a visual cue to indicate the errors. To resolve each error, select the applicable connection and follow the on-screen instructions to modify the configuration.
This setting does not affect the validation of a connection being configured or modified. Also, individual connections are always validated automatically when you access them on the Connections window, regardless of the configuration of this setting.
To manage this setting for SP, go to SP Connections window.on the
To manage this setting for IdP, go to IdP Connections window.on the
This check box is not selected by default.
After you select or clear the check box, the state of this setting is reflected on both the SP Connections window and the IdP Connections window.