Bug ID 420743: samlidpd cored when parsing a metadata file missing an EntityDescriptor tag

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP None(all modules)

Fixed In:
11.5.0, 11.4.1, 11.4.0 HF3

Opened: May 08, 2013
Severity: 3-Major


SAML automation daemon restarts.


Causes the SAML automation daemon to restart. This impacts only the SAML automation functionality. If a customer does not use SAML bulk import functionality, there is not impact on them.


This happens when the specified metadata XML file does not contain an EntityDescriptor tag.


Add EntityDescriptor opening and closing tag in the metadata file, if that is possible.

Fix Information

SAML IdP automation now gracefully handles a metadata file that is missing an EntityDescriptor tag.

Behavior Change