Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SAML2 encoder/decoder

Hi All,

I was working on Fedlet setup with OIF 11g. I could not get to see SAML assertions in Fedlet debug logs, I don't know why. The goal is to look at the SAML request and response for nameid and other details.

So here is the simple way to get saml xml's. One should be able to see the SAMLRequest and SAMLResponse in http headers while testing the federation URLs in browser.

Use the tool https://rnd.feide.no/simplesaml/module.php/saml2debug/debug.php and paste the SAMLRequest encoded data and click the Decode SAML Message.
Another one here, http://openidtest.uninett.no/samldebug 
The same holds true for both SAMLRequest and SAMLResponse data.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Connecting to OID Server through client

OID was installed on remote server. All I know are the connection details. I could use LDAP tools such as JExplorer, Apache studio but I wanted to work on password policies configured in OID. However I did not have access to OID server to login to Oracle Directory Manager tool using oidadmin tool. Hence I have downloaded and installed the Oracle Database client 10g (10201_client_win32.zip).

While installing the Oracle DB client, use the option Administrator (installs the management console, management tools, networking services, util, basic client software).

The installation went successful however some optional components failed, so I did not bother.

I was able to see Oracle Directory Manager installed and can login to OID server through this client successfully.

I have referred this post for using OIDAdmin client tool.