ExampleWeb Services Functions (SOAP, WEB_SERVICE, Silverlight)

Signs an SAML assertion.

int ws_sign_saml_assertion( const char * AssertionContent, const char * CertificateFile, [const char * CertificatePassword,] const char * OutParam );
AssertionContent The unsigned assertion. If a signed assertion is specified, the function replaces the signature with a new signature.
CertificateFile The name of a certificate file. If the file is in the script directory, enter only the file name. Otherwise, enter the full path to the certificate file.
CertificatePassword Password for the certificate file.
OutParam A parameter containing the signed SAML assertion.

The ws_sign_saml_assertion function signs a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) assertion.

All the arguments are mandatory except for the password for the certificate. If a password is not supplied, it is assumed that the certificate file does not need a password and the CertificatePassword argument is empty.

Return Values

This function returns LR_PASS (0) on success, and LR_FAIL (1) on failure. Note that in many cases, this return value indicates the technical success of the function, and not the result. For example, a function that registers a string to be found in a subsequent step returns LR_PASS to indicate that the registration was successful. This does not indicate that the string was found in the server response.


All attribute values of ws_sign_saml_assertion can be parameterized except as noted in the descriptions of the attributes.


This example shows signing of an unsigned assertion.

        "AssertionContent=<Assertion AssertionID=...> ... </Assertion>" ,
        "CertificateFile=Client Private.pfx",