Log Exception while attempting to validate SAML Signature – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Exception while attempting to validate SAML Signature – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0


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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Exception while attempting to validate SAML Signature ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: handler, plugin and request.

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Log Context

Log “Exception while attempting to validate SAML Signature” classname is SamlRequestHandler.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 logger.debug(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("SAML Signature [{}] does not match credentials [{}] [{}] -- {}";
                        signatureText; credential.getEntityId(); credential.getPublicKey(); e));
                logger.trace("SAML Signature failure caused by"; e);
                return false;
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.warn("Exception while attempting to validate SAML Signature"; e);
                return false;
        final List credentials = idp.getSigningCredentials();
        if (credentials.stream().anyMatch(predicate) == false) {

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Ix Path Building Failed And Unable

2 Va Security Signatureexception Sign

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