SecurityException 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 ” SecurityException while attempting to validate SAML signature ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: handler, plugin and request.

Log Context

Log “SecurityException while attempting to validate SAML signature” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 SignatureValidator.validate(signature; credential);
                logger.debug(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("SAML Signature [{}] matches credentials [{}] [{}]";
                        signatureText; credential.getEntityId(); credential.getPublicKey()));
                return true;
            } catch (PrivilegedActionException e) {
                logger.warn("SecurityException while attempting to validate SAML signature"; e);
                return false;
        }; signatureText);


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