Signature Validation for SP-Initiated SAML request


SecureAuth Idp Version affected:  7.5+

Description:  By default, the IdP does NOT validate the signature of the SSL cert from the SP in a SAML request.  The IdP will only validate if the realm is configured as a SP-Initiated by POST.

Cause:  This is a feature currently for SP-initiated by POST only.  A feature requests has been created to enable signature validation for SP-Initiated workflows.

Resolution:  For SP-Initiated by POST configurations, copy/paste the public key of the certificate (whether publicly issued or self-signed) into the SAML Request text box under the SAML configuration.


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