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PI62619: SAML WEB SSO ADMINTASK COMMAND IMPORTSAMLIDPMETADATA FAILS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The SAML Web SSO AdminTask command importSAMLIdpMetadata fails
    when trying to import configuration information from an ADFS
    IdP metadata file.
    
    Below is wsadmin interaction session code to demonstrate the
    defect:
    
    wsadmin>metadataFile = 'FederationMetadata_PROD_ORIGINAL.xml'
    wsadmin>attrs = ['-securityDomainName', 'testBuild_ADFS', '-
    idpMetadataFileName', '/tmp/%s' % metadataFile,
    '-signingCertAlias',
    'ADFS signer']
    wsadmin>importSuccess = AdminTask.importSAMLIdpMetadata( attrs )
    WASX7015E: Exception running command: "importSuccess =
    AdminTask.
    importSAMLIdpMetadata( attrs )"; exception information:
    com.ibm.bsf.BSFException: exception from Jython:
    Traceback (innermost last):
    File "<input>", line 1, in ?
    com.ibm.ws.scripting.ScriptingException:
    java.lang.InstantiationError:
    java.lang.InstantiationError: oasis.names.tc.saml._2_0.metadata.
    RoleDescriptorType
    
    at com.ibm.ws.scripting.adminCommand.AdminCmdController.
    executeCmd(AdminCmdController.java:1914)
    at com.ibm.ws.scripting.adminCommand.AdminCmdController.
    processCmd(AdminCmdController.java:318)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  SAML Web Single sign-on feature             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The SAML wsadmin command                *
    *                      importSAMLIdpMetadata fails when        *
    *                      importing metadata from ADFS Identity   *
    *                      Provider.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that includes this APAR  *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The wsadmin command importSAMLIdpMetadata failed when
    importing metadata from ADFS Identity Provider because it could
    not process some WS-Federation elements like
    <RoleDescriptorType>.
    The importSAMLIdpMetadata command failed with the following
    exception:
    com.ibm.ws.scripting.ScriptingException:
    java.lang.InstantiationError: java.lang.InstantiationError:
    oasis.names.tc.saml._2_0.metadata.RoleDescriptorType
    

Problem conclusion

  • Ths problem occurred because the IdP metadata file contained
    WS-Federation metadata that was not processed by the
    importSAMLIdpMetadata command.
    
    The problem was fixed by updating the SAML
    importSAMLIdpMetadata command to correctly process all the
    WS-Federaqtion metadata in the IdP metadata file.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.43, 8.0.0.13, 8.5.5.11 and 9.0.0.1.  Please
    refer to the Recommended Updates page for delivery
    information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI62619

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-05-17

  • Closed date

    2016-06-17

  • Last modified date

    2019-01-15

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 8.0

Reference #: PI62619

Modified date: 15 January 2019