Bug ID 1301853: Misleading error logs in SAML flow

Last Modified: Jun 14, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
17.1.0, 17.1.0.1, 17.1.0.2, 17.1.0.3, 17.1.1, 17.1.1.1, 17.1.1.2, 17.1.1.3

Opened: May 24, 2023

Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

In a successful SAML Authentication, some unrelated and misleading errors are logged. For example, although there is no Artifact involved, you may see the below message: Failed to retrieve SAMLArtifact_b64 for SAML Agent:

Impact

Errors logs are misleading.

Conditions

Universal conditional statements written to handle different use cases of SAML authentication such as POST or ARTIFACT bindings unintentionally prints few error logs.

Workaround

None

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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