Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How to create a SAML Assertion

Many applications, including ESBs and Application Servers from Oracle and Sun, consume SAML assertions. Testing these applications can be a chore, since they require using a toolkit or API to create a SAML assertion. A good alternative is to use the free Vordel SOAPbox product includes the ability to create a SAML Assertion to be placed into an XML message, just using point-and-click configuration. Under the "security" menu item you can see the "Insert SAML Token" option:

You configure the SAML options graphically, no coding required:

This results in a SAML Assertion being inserted into the message, as shown below in the "Design" view of SOAPbox:

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