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Error : Error Signing Assertion and 403 Forbidden in SAML Applications

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Article ID: 7886

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Products

CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On SOA Security Manager (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign-On SITEMINDER

Issue/Introduction

 

When trying to access the SAML application URLs for an IDP initiated
transaction. The error displayed on the browser is a 403 Forbidden
error and the Policy Server reports :

  [31839/3992509296][Tue Jul 25 2017
  13:03:16][AssertionGenerator.java][ERROR][sm-FedServer-00130]
  postProcess() returns fatal error. <Response
  ID="_9068337c7b67a02d32f299d8358f112a23dc"
  IssueInstant="2017-07-25T13:03:16Z" Version="2.0"
  xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:protocol">

  <ns1:Issuer
  Format="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:entity"
  xmlns:ns1="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:assertion">http://www.abc.com/wps/portal</ns1:Issuer>

   <Status>
    <StatusCode Value="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:status:Responder"/>
    <StatusMessage>Error Signing Assertion.</StatusMessage>
   </Status>
  </Response>

 

Cause

 

The keys that were used to sign the assertion were corrupted.

 

Environment

 

Policy Server 12.8.x on RedHat 6 64 bit;
Web Agent 12.52.x on RedHat 6 64 bit;
Web Agent Option Pack 12.52.x on RedHat 6 64 bit;

 

Resolution

 

Importing new functional private keys into CDS (Certificate Data
Store) resolved the issue (1).

 

Additional Information

 

(1)

    Import Trusted Certificates and Key Certificate Pairs
    https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/symantec-security-software/identity-security/siteminder/12-8/configuring/key-and-certificate-management/import-trusted-certificates-and-key-certificate-pairs.html