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SAML Control

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The SAML control is used to obtain security tokens and assertions.

Syntax

SAML

Remarks

The SAML control provides an easy-to-use interface to obtain security tokens and assertions. The control can also be used to parse assertions and inspect the claims within.

The component has built in support for working with Microsoft SharePoint Online and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. This support means only a minimum of information needs to be supplied to the component.

Microsoft SharePoint Online and Dynamics CRM Online

To begin working with SharePoint Online or Dynamics CRM Online first set the AuthMode to the appropriate value. The control will automatically populate several properties to known values. Set the User, Password, ApplicationURN properties and call GetSecurityToken. For instance:

component.AuthMode = SAMLAuthModes.amDynamicsCRM; //dynamic crm component.User = "user@mycrm.onmicrosoft.com"; component.Password = "password"; component.ApplicationURN = "urn:crmapac:dynamics.com"; component.GetSecurityToken(); After calling GetSecurityToken the SecurityTokenXML property will be populated.

ADFS and Others

When working with ADFS or another Security Token Service (STS) the GetAssertion method may be used to obtain an assertion. To begin set AuthMode to either amADFS or amCustom. Then set LocalSTS, User, Password, and ApplicationURN. For instance:

component.AuthMode = SAMLAuthModes.amADFS; component.User = "administrator"; component.Password = "admin"; component.LocalSTS = "https://adfs.contoso.com"; component.ApplicationURN = "https://fsweb.contoso.com/ClaimsAwareWebAppWithManagedSTS/"; component.GetAssertion(); If the assertion is signed the control will use the certificate specified in SignerCert to verify the signature. If SignerCert is not set the control will attempt to parse the certificate present in the assertion to perform verification.

After the assertion is parsed and the signature is verified (if present) the following properties will be populated:

Parsing an Assertion

The control may also be used to parse an existing assertion without contacting a STS. To parse an existing assertion call ParseAssertion with the assertion XML. If the assertion is signed the control will use the certificate specified in SignerCert to verify the signature. If SignerCert is not set the control will attempt to parse the certificate present in the assertion to perform verification.

After the assertion is parsed and the signature is verified (if present) the following properties will be populated:

Property List


The following is the full list of the properties of the control with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ApplicationURNThe application's Uniform Resource Name (URN).
AssertionIdThe assertion id.
AssertionIssueInstantThe time in UTC that the assertion was issued.
AssertionIssuerThe assertion issuer.
AssertionNotBeforeThe date on which the assertion becomes valid.
AssertionNotOnOrAfterThe time at which the assertion expires.
AssertionSubjectThe subject of the assertion.
AssertionVersionThe version of the assertion.
AssertionXMLThe assertion XML.
AuthModeThe authentication mode.
CertEncodedThis is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).
CertStoreThis is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.
CertStorePasswordIf the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.
CertStoreTypeThis is the type of certificate store for this certificate.
CertSubjectThis is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.
ClaimCountThe number of records in the Claim arrays.
ClaimIssuerNameThe name of the issuer.
ClaimOriginalIssuerThe name of the original issuer.
ClaimPropertyCountThe number of properties in the claim.
ClaimPropertyIndexSelects a property.
ClaimPropertyNameThe name of the property.
ClaimPropertyValueThe value of the property.
ClaimTypeNameThe type name of the claim.
ClaimValueThe value of the claim.
ClaimValueTypeThe type of value.
FederationSTSThe URL of the federation Security Token Service (STS).
FederationURNThe federation Uniform Resource Name (URN).
LocalSTSThe local Security Token Service (STS).
PasswordThe user's password.
ProxyAuthSchemeThis property is used to tell the control which type of authorization to perform when connecting to the proxy.
ProxyAutoDetectThis property tells the control whether or not to automatically detect and use proxy system settings, if available.
ProxyPasswordThis property contains a password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
ProxyPortThis property contains the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port for the proxy Server (default 80).
ProxyServerIf a proxy Server is given, then the HTTP request is sent to the proxy instead of the server otherwise specified.
ProxySSLThis property determines when to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the connection to the proxy.
ProxyUserThis property contains a user name, if authentication is to be used for the proxy.
SecurityTokenXMLThe security token XML.
SignerCertEncodedThis is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).
SignerCertStoreThis is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.
SignerCertStorePasswordIf the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.
SignerCertStoreTypeThis is the type of certificate store for this certificate.
SignerCertSubjectThis is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.
SSLAcceptServerCertEncodedThis is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).
SSLCertEncodedThis is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).
SSLCertStoreThis is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.
SSLCertStorePasswordIf the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.
SSLCertStoreTypeThis is the type of certificate store for this certificate.
SSLCertSubjectThis is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.
SSLProviderThis specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.
SSLServerCertEncodedThis is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).
UserThe username.
AttrCountThe number of records in the Attr arrays.
AttrNameThe Name provides the local name (without prefix) of the attribute.
AttrNamespaceAttribute namespace.
AttrPrefixAttribute prefix (if any).
AttrValueAttribute value.
XChildCountThe number of records in the XChild arrays.
XChildNameThe Name property provides the local name (without prefix) of the element.
XChildNamespaceNamespace of the element.
XChildPrefixPrefix of the element (if any).
XChildXTextThe inner text of the element.
XElementThe name of the current element.
XNamespaceThe namespace of the current element.
XParentThe parent of the current element.
XPathProvides a way to point to a specific element in the document.
XPrefixThe prefix of the current element.
XSubTreeA snapshot of the current element in the document.
XTextThe text of the current element.

Method List


The following is the full list of the methods of the control with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConfigSets or retrieves a configuration setting.
GetAssertionGets the assertion.
GetSecurityTokenGets the security token.
ParseAssertionParses the specified assertion.

Event List


The following is the full list of the events fired by the control with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CharactersFired for plain text segments of the input stream.
CommentFired when a comment section is encountered.
EndElementFired when an end-element tag is encountered.
ErrorInformation about errors during data delivery.
PIFired when a processing instruction section is encountered.
SSLServerAuthenticationFired after the server presents its certificate to the client.
SSLStatusShows the progress of the secure connection.
StartElementFired when a begin-element tag is encountered in the document.

Config Settings


The following is a list of config settings for the control with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

AssertionXPathThe XPath to the assertion.
DecryptAssertionWhether to decrypt the assertion.
EncryptedAssertionXPathThe XPath to the encrypted assertion.
RawRequestReturns the raw HTTP request.
RawResponseReturns the raw HTTP response.
UserRealmThe URL of a web service to determine the LocalSTS (if any).
CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.
UseInternalSecurityAPITells the control whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

ApplicationURN Property (SAML Control)

The application's Uniform Resource Name (URN).

Syntax

samlcontrol.ApplicationURN[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the application's Uniform Resource Name (URN). This must be set before calling GetAssertion or GetSecurityToken.

When AuthMode is set to amDynamicsCRM the value specified here depends on the location of the account. Valid values are:

Dynamics CRM Location URN
North America urn:crmna:dynamics.com
EMEA urn:crmemea:dynamics.com
APAC urn:crmapac:dynamics.com

When AuthMode is set to camSharePointOnline this value is typically the URL to your site. For instance: "https://mycrm.sharepoint.com".

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AssertionId Property (SAML Control)

The assertion id.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionId

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property hold the id of the assertion.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AssertionIssueInstant Property (SAML Control)

The time in UTC that the assertion was issued.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionIssueInstant

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the time that the assertion was issued.

This is in the standard xsd:dateTime format "YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss". The date is specified in UTC.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AssertionIssuer Property (SAML Control)

The assertion issuer.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionIssuer

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the issuer of the assertion.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AssertionNotBefore Property (SAML Control)

The date on which the assertion becomes valid.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionNotBefore

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the earliest time instant at which the assertion is valid.

This is in the standard xsd:dateTime format "YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss". The date is specified in UTC.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AssertionNotOnOrAfter Property (SAML Control)

The time at which the assertion expires.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionNotOnOrAfter

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the time instant at which the assertion has expired.

This is in the standard xsd:dateTime format "YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss". The date is specified in UTC.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AssertionSubject Property (SAML Control)

The subject of the assertion.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionSubject

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the subject of the assertion.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AssertionVersion Property (SAML Control)

The version of the assertion.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionVersion[=integer]

Possible Values

svSAMLv11(0), 
svSAMLv20(1)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the version of the assertion. This may be set before calling GetAssertion. This will be populated after calling ParseAssertion. Possible values are:

0 (svSAMLv11 - default) SAML version 1.1
1 (svSAMLv20) SAML version 2.0

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

AssertionXML Property (SAML Control)

The assertion XML.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AssertionXML

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the returned assertion. This is populated after calling GetAssertion.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AuthMode Property (SAML Control)

The authentication mode.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AuthMode[=integer]

Possible Values

camSharePointOnline(0), 
camDynamicsCRM(1), 
camADFS(2), 
camCustom(3)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the authentication mode. Possible values are:

0 (camSharePointOnline - default) Microsoft SharePoint Online
1 (camDynamicsCRM) Microsoft Dynamics CRM
2 (camADFS) Active Directory Federation Services
3 (camCustom) Custom

When this property is set the component is initialized based on common settings for the selected mode.

Setting this property to 2 (camADFS) or 3 (camCustom) will clear the values in FederationURN, and FederationSTS. There is no functional difference between 2 (camADFS) and 3 (camCustom), they operate identically.

Setting this property to 0 (camSharePointOnline) or 1 (camDynamicsCRM) will populate FederationURN, and FederationSTS with known valid values for FederationURN, and FederationSTS.

The table below shows which properties are set depending on the value of this property.

AuthModeFederationURNFederationSTSUserRealm
camSharePointOnlineurn:federation:MicrosoftOnline"https://login.microsoftonline.com/RST2.srf""https://login.microsoftonline.com/GetUserRealm.srf"
camDynamicsCRMurn:federation:MicrosoftOnline"https://login.microsoftonline.com/RST2.srf""https://login.microsoftonline.com/GetUserRealm.srf"
camADFS""""""
camCustom""""""

The value 3 (camCustom) may be used with any STS as long as WS-TRUST is supported.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

CertEncoded Property (SAML Control)

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).

Syntax

samlcontrol.CertEncoded[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The CertStore and CertSubject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When CertEncoded is set, a search is initiated in the current CertStore for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, CertSubject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, CertSubject is set to an empty string.

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .CertEncodedB.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Binary String

CertStore Property (SAML Control)

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

Syntax

samlcontrol.CertStore[=string]

Default Value

"MY"

Remarks

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The CertStoreType property denotes the type of the certificate store specified by CertStore. If the store is password protected, specify the password in CertStorePassword.

CertStore is used in conjunction with the CertSubject property to specify client certificates. If CertStore has a value, and CertSubject or CertEncoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the CertSubject property for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .CertStoreB.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Binary String

CertStorePassword Property (SAML Control)

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

Syntax

samlcontrol.CertStorePassword[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

CertStoreType Property (SAML Control)

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

Syntax

samlcontrol.CertStoreType[=integer]

Possible Values

cstUser(0), 
cstMachine(1), 
cstPFXFile(2), 
cstPFXBlob(3), 
cstJKSFile(4), 
cstJKSBlob(5), 
cstPEMKeyFile(6), 
cstPEMKeyBlob(7), 
cstPublicKeyFile(8), 
cstPublicKeyBlob(9), 
cstSSHPublicKeyBlob(10), 
cstP7BFile(11), 
cstP7BBlob(12), 
cstSSHPublicKeyFile(13), 
cstPPKFile(14), 
cstPPKBlob(15), 
cstXMLFile(16), 
cstXMLBlob(17), 
cstJWKFile(18), 
cstJWKBlob(19), 
cstSecurityKey(20), 
cstBCFKSFile(21), 
cstBCFKSBlob(22), 
cstAuto(99)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The control supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used the control will automatically determine the type. This property can take one of the following values:

0 (cstUser - default)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
1 (cstMachine)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
2 (cstPFXFile)The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
3 (cstPFXBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
4 (cstJKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
5 (cstJKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
6 (cstPEMKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 (cstPEMKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
8 (cstPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
9 (cstPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
10 (cstSSHPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
11 (cstP7BFile)The certificate store is the name of a PKCS7 file containing certificates.
12 (cstP7BBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) representing a certificate store in PKCS7 format.
13 (cstSSHPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
14 (cstPPKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 (cstPPKBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 (cstXMLFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 (cstXMLBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.
18 (cstJWKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
19 (cstJWKBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
20 (cstSecurityKey)The certificate is present on a physical security key accessible via a PKCS11 interface.

To use a security key the necessary data must first be collected using the CertMgr control. The ListStoreCertificates method may be called after setting CertStoreType to cstSecurityKey, CertStorePassword to the PIN, and CertStore to the full path of the PKCS11 dll. The certificate information returned in the CertList event's CertEncoded parameter may be saved for later use.

When using a certificate, pass the previously saved security key information as the CertStore and set CertStorePassword to the PIN.

Code Example: SSH Authentication with Security Key certmgr.CertStoreType = CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey; certmgr.OnCertList += (s, e) => { secKeyBlob = e.CertEncoded; }; certmgr.CertStore = @"C:\Program Files\OpenSC Project\OpenSC\pkcs11\opensc-pkcs11.dll"; certmgr.CertStorePassword = "123456"; //PIN certmgr.ListStoreCertificates(); sftp.SSHCert = new Certificate(CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey, secKeyBlob, "123456", "*"); sftp.SSHUser = "test"; sftp.SSHLogon("myhost", 22);

21 (cstBCFKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store). Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
22 (cstBCFKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
99 (cstAuto)The store type is automatically detected from the input data. This setting may be used with both public and private keys and can detect any of the supported formats automatically.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

CertSubject Property (SAML Control)

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

Syntax

samlcontrol.CertSubject[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

This property must be set after all other certificate properites are set. When this property is set, a search is performed in the current certificate store certificate with matching subject.

If a matching certificate is found, the property is set to the full subject of the matching certificate.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ClaimCount Property (SAML Control)

The number of records in the Claim arrays.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimCount

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property controls the size of the following arrays:

The array indices start at 0 and end at ClaimCount - 1.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

ClaimIssuerName Property (SAML Control)

The name of the issuer.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimIssuerName(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The name of the issuer. This may be a URL like "http://adfs.contoso.com/adfs/services/trust".

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ClaimOriginalIssuer Property (SAML Control)

The name of the original issuer.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimOriginalIssuer(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The name of the original issuer. This may be a URL like "http://adfs.contoso.com/adfs/services/trust".

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ClaimPropertyCount Property (SAML Control)

The number of properties in the claim.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimPropertyCount(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

0

Remarks

The number of properties in the claim.

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

ClaimPropertyIndex Property (SAML Control)

Selects a property.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimPropertyIndex(ClaimIndex)[=integer]

Default Value

0

Remarks

Selects a property. This is valid from 0 to ClaimPropertyCount. To inspect a property, first set this property and then inspect ClaimPropertyName and ClaimPropertyValue. For instance: for(int i=0;i<component.Claims[0].PropertyCount;i++) { component.Claims[0].PropertyIndex = i; Console.WriteLine(component.Claims[0].PropertyName + ": " + component.Claims[0].PropertyValue); }

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

ClaimPropertyName Property (SAML Control)

The name of the property.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimPropertyName(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The name of the property.

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ClaimPropertyValue Property (SAML Control)

The value of the property.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimPropertyValue(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The value of the property.

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ClaimTypeName Property (SAML Control)

The type name of the claim.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimTypeName(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The type name of the claim. This may be a value like "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/nameidentifier".

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ClaimValue Property (SAML Control)

The value of the claim.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimValue(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The value of the claim.

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ClaimValueType Property (SAML Control)

The type of value.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ClaimValueType(ClaimIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The type of value. This may be a value like "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string".

The ClaimIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the ClaimCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

FederationSTS Property (SAML Control)

The URL of the federation Security Token Service (STS).

Syntax

samlcontrol.FederationSTS[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the URL of the federation Security Token Service (STS). When AuthMode is set to 0 (camSharePointOnline) or 1 (camDynamicsCRM) this property is automatically populated.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

FederationURN Property (SAML Control)

The federation Uniform Resource Name (URN).

Syntax

samlcontrol.FederationURN[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the federation Uniform Resource Name (URN). This property is automatically populated when AuthMode is set to 0 (camSharePointOnline) or 1 (camDynamicsCRM).

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

LocalSTS Property (SAML Control)

The local Security Token Service (STS).

Syntax

samlcontrol.LocalSTS[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the URL of the local Security Token Service(STS).

When AuthMode is set to 0 (camSharePointOnline) or 1 (camDynamicsCRM) if this is not specified, then the control will attempt to determine this value automatically by querying the UserRealm.

When AuthMode is set to 2 (camADFS) or 3 (camCustom) this property is required.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

Password Property (SAML Control)

The user's password.

Syntax

samlcontrol.Password[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the user's password. This must be set before calling GetAssertion or GetSecurityToken.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

ProxyAuthScheme Property (SAML Control)

This property is used to tell the control which type of authorization to perform when connecting to the proxy.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ProxyAuthScheme[=integer]

Possible Values

authBasic(0), 
authDigest(1), 
authProprietary(2), 
authNone(3), 
authNtlm(4), 
authNegotiate(5)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property is used to tell the control which type of authorization to perform when connecting to the proxy. This is used only when the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword properties are set.

ProxyAuthScheme should be set to authNone (3) when no authentication is expected.

By default, ProxyAuthScheme is authBasic (0), and if the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword properties are set, the component will attempt basic authentication.

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to authDigest (1), digest authentication will be attempted instead.

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to authProprietary (2), then the authorization token will not be generated by the control. Look at the configuration file for the control being used to find more information about manually setting this token.

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to authNtlm (4), NTLM authentication will be used.

For security reasons, setting this property will clear the values of ProxyUser and ProxyPassword.

Data Type

Integer

ProxyAutoDetect Property (SAML Control)

This property tells the control whether or not to automatically detect and use proxy system settings, if available.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ProxyAutoDetect[=boolean]

Default Value

False

Remarks

This property tells the control whether or not to automatically detect and use proxy system settings, if available. The default value is .

Data Type

Boolean

ProxyPassword Property (SAML Control)

This property contains a password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ProxyPassword[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property contains a password if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to Basic Authentication, the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword are Base64 encoded and the proxy authentication token will be generated in the form Basic [encoded-user-password].

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to Digest Authentication, the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword properties are used to respond to the Digest Authentication challenge from the server.

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to NTLM Authentication, the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword properties are used to authenticate through NTLM negotiation.

Data Type

String

ProxyPort Property (SAML Control)

This property contains the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port for the proxy Server (default 80).

Syntax

samlcontrol.ProxyPort[=integer]

Default Value

80

Remarks

This property contains the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port for the proxy ProxyServer (default 80). See the description of the ProxyServer property for details.

Data Type

Integer

ProxyServer Property (SAML Control)

If a proxy Server is given, then the HTTP request is sent to the proxy instead of the server otherwise specified.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ProxyServer[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

If a proxy ProxyServer is given, then the HTTP request is sent to the proxy instead of the server otherwise specified.

If the ProxyServer property is set to a domain name, a DNS request is initiated. Upon successful termination of the request, the ProxyServer property is set to the corresponding address. If the search is not successful, an error is returned.

Data Type

String

ProxySSL Property (SAML Control)

This property determines when to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the connection to the proxy.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ProxySSL[=integer]

Possible Values

psAutomatic(0), 
psAlways(1), 
psNever(2), 
psTunnel(3)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property determines when to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the connection to the proxy. The applicable values are as follows:

psAutomatic (0)Default setting. If the URL is an https URL, the control will use the psTunnel option. If the URL is an http URL, the control will use the psNever option.
psAlways (1)The connection is always SSL enabled.
psNever (2)The connection is not SSL enabled.
psTunnel (3)The connection is made through a tunneling (HTTP) proxy.

Data Type

Integer

ProxyUser Property (SAML Control)

This property contains a user name, if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ProxyUser[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property contains a user name, if authentication is to be used for the proxy.

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to Basic Authentication, the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword are Base64 encoded and the proxy authentication token will be generated in the form Basic [encoded-user-password].

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to Digest Authentication, the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword properties are used to respond to the Digest Authentication challenge from the server.

If ProxyAuthScheme is set to NTLM Authentication, the ProxyUser and ProxyPassword properties are used to authenticate through NTLM negotiation.

Data Type

String

SecurityTokenXML Property (SAML Control)

The security token XML.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SecurityTokenXML

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property holds the security token. This is populated after calling GetSecurityToken.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

SignerCertEncoded Property (SAML Control)

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).

Syntax

samlcontrol.SignerCertEncoded[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The SignerCertStore and SignerCertSubject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When SignerCertEncoded is set, a search is initiated in the current SignerCertStore for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, SignerCertSubject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, SignerCertSubject is set to an empty string.

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .SignerCertEncodedB.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Binary String

SignerCertStore Property (SAML Control)

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SignerCertStore[=string]

Default Value

"MY"

Remarks

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The SignerCertStoreType property denotes the type of the certificate store specified by SignerCertStore. If the store is password protected, specify the password in SignerCertStorePassword.

SignerCertStore is used in conjunction with the SignerCertSubject property to specify client certificates. If SignerCertStore has a value, and SignerCertSubject or SignerCertEncoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the SignerCertSubject property for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .SignerCertStoreB.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Binary String

SignerCertStorePassword Property (SAML Control)

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SignerCertStorePassword[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

SignerCertStoreType Property (SAML Control)

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SignerCertStoreType[=integer]

Possible Values

cstUser(0), 
cstMachine(1), 
cstPFXFile(2), 
cstPFXBlob(3), 
cstJKSFile(4), 
cstJKSBlob(5), 
cstPEMKeyFile(6), 
cstPEMKeyBlob(7), 
cstPublicKeyFile(8), 
cstPublicKeyBlob(9), 
cstSSHPublicKeyBlob(10), 
cstP7BFile(11), 
cstP7BBlob(12), 
cstSSHPublicKeyFile(13), 
cstPPKFile(14), 
cstPPKBlob(15), 
cstXMLFile(16), 
cstXMLBlob(17), 
cstJWKFile(18), 
cstJWKBlob(19), 
cstSecurityKey(20), 
cstBCFKSFile(21), 
cstBCFKSBlob(22), 
cstAuto(99)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The control supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used the control will automatically determine the type. This property can take one of the following values:

0 (cstUser - default)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
1 (cstMachine)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
2 (cstPFXFile)The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
3 (cstPFXBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
4 (cstJKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
5 (cstJKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
6 (cstPEMKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 (cstPEMKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
8 (cstPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
9 (cstPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
10 (cstSSHPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
11 (cstP7BFile)The certificate store is the name of a PKCS7 file containing certificates.
12 (cstP7BBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) representing a certificate store in PKCS7 format.
13 (cstSSHPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
14 (cstPPKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 (cstPPKBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 (cstXMLFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 (cstXMLBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.
18 (cstJWKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
19 (cstJWKBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
20 (cstSecurityKey)The certificate is present on a physical security key accessible via a PKCS11 interface.

To use a security key the necessary data must first be collected using the CertMgr control. The ListStoreCertificates method may be called after setting CertStoreType to cstSecurityKey, CertStorePassword to the PIN, and CertStore to the full path of the PKCS11 dll. The certificate information returned in the CertList event's CertEncoded parameter may be saved for later use.

When using a certificate, pass the previously saved security key information as the SignerCertStore and set SignerCertStorePassword to the PIN.

Code Example: SSH Authentication with Security Key certmgr.CertStoreType = CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey; certmgr.OnCertList += (s, e) => { secKeyBlob = e.CertEncoded; }; certmgr.CertStore = @"C:\Program Files\OpenSC Project\OpenSC\pkcs11\opensc-pkcs11.dll"; certmgr.CertStorePassword = "123456"; //PIN certmgr.ListStoreCertificates(); sftp.SSHCert = new Certificate(CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey, secKeyBlob, "123456", "*"); sftp.SSHUser = "test"; sftp.SSHLogon("myhost", 22);

21 (cstBCFKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store). Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
22 (cstBCFKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
99 (cstAuto)The store type is automatically detected from the input data. This setting may be used with both public and private keys and can detect any of the supported formats automatically.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

SignerCertSubject Property (SAML Control)

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SignerCertSubject[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

This property must be set after all other certificate properites are set. When this property is set, a search is performed in the current certificate store certificate with matching subject.

If a matching certificate is found, the property is set to the full subject of the matching certificate.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

SSLAcceptServerCertEncoded Property (SAML Control)

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLAcceptServerCertEncoded[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The SSLAcceptServerCertStore and SSLAcceptServerCertSubject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When SSLAcceptServerCertEncoded is set, a search is initiated in the current SSLAcceptServerCertStore for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, SSLAcceptServerCertSubject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, SSLAcceptServerCertSubject is set to an empty string.

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .SSLAcceptServerCertEncodedB.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Binary String

SSLCertEncoded Property (SAML Control)

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLCertEncoded[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The SSLCertStore and SSLCertSubject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When SSLCertEncoded is set, a search is initiated in the current SSLCertStore for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, SSLCertSubject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, SSLCertSubject is set to an empty string.

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .SSLCertEncodedB.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Binary String

SSLCertStore Property (SAML Control)

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLCertStore[=string]

Default Value

"MY"

Remarks

This is the name of the certificate store for the client certificate.

The SSLCertStoreType property denotes the type of the certificate store specified by SSLCertStore. If the store is password protected, specify the password in SSLCertStorePassword.

SSLCertStore is used in conjunction with the SSLCertSubject property to specify client certificates. If SSLCertStore has a value, and SSLCertSubject or SSLCertEncoded is set, a search for a certificate is initiated. Please see the SSLCertSubject property for details.

Designations of certificate stores are platform-dependent.

The following are designations of the most common User and Machine certificate stores in Windows:

MYA certificate store holding personal certificates with their associated private keys.
CACertifying authority certificates.
ROOTRoot certificates.

When the certificate store type is PFXFile, this property must be set to the name of the file. When the type is PFXBlob, the property must be set to the binary contents of a PFX file (i.e. PKCS12 certificate store).

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .SSLCertStoreB.

Data Type

Binary String

SSLCertStorePassword Property (SAML Control)

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLCertStorePassword[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

If the type of certificate store requires a password, this property is used to specify the password needed to open the certificate store.

Data Type

String

SSLCertStoreType Property (SAML Control)

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLCertStoreType[=integer]

Possible Values

cstUser(0), 
cstMachine(1), 
cstPFXFile(2), 
cstPFXBlob(3), 
cstJKSFile(4), 
cstJKSBlob(5), 
cstPEMKeyFile(6), 
cstPEMKeyBlob(7), 
cstPublicKeyFile(8), 
cstPublicKeyBlob(9), 
cstSSHPublicKeyBlob(10), 
cstP7BFile(11), 
cstP7BBlob(12), 
cstSSHPublicKeyFile(13), 
cstPPKFile(14), 
cstPPKBlob(15), 
cstXMLFile(16), 
cstXMLBlob(17), 
cstJWKFile(18), 
cstJWKBlob(19), 
cstSecurityKey(20), 
cstBCFKSFile(21), 
cstBCFKSBlob(22), 
cstAuto(99)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This is the type of certificate store for this certificate.

The control supports both public and private keys in a variety of formats. When the cstAuto value is used the control will automatically determine the type. This property can take one of the following values:

0 (cstUser - default)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a certificate store owned by the current user. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
1 (cstMachine)For Windows, this specifies that the certificate store is a machine store. Note: this store type is not available in Java.
2 (cstPFXFile)The certificate store is the name of a PFX (PKCS12) file containing certificates.
3 (cstPFXBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in PFX (PKCS12) format.
4 (cstJKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a Java Key Store (JKS) file containing certificates. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
5 (cstJKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in Java Key Store (JKS) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java.
6 (cstPEMKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a PEM-encoded file that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
7 (cstPEMKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a private key and an optional certificate.
8 (cstPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
9 (cstPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains a PEM- or DER-encoded public key certificate.
10 (cstSSHPublicKeyBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) that contains an SSH-style public key.
11 (cstP7BFile)The certificate store is the name of a PKCS7 file containing certificates.
12 (cstP7BBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) representing a certificate store in PKCS7 format.
13 (cstSSHPublicKeyFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains an SSH-style public key.
14 (cstPPKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
15 (cstPPKBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary) that contains a PPK (PuTTY Private Key).
16 (cstXMLFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a certificate in XML format.
17 (cstXMLBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a certificate in XML format.
18 (cstJWKFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
19 (cstJWKBlob)The certificate store is a string that contains a JWK (JSON Web Key).
20 (cstSecurityKey)The certificate is present on a physical security key accessible via a PKCS11 interface.

To use a security key the necessary data must first be collected using the CertMgr control. The ListStoreCertificates method may be called after setting CertStoreType to cstSecurityKey, CertStorePassword to the PIN, and CertStore to the full path of the PKCS11 dll. The certificate information returned in the CertList event's CertEncoded parameter may be saved for later use.

When using a certificate, pass the previously saved security key information as the SSLCertStore and set SSLCertStorePassword to the PIN.

Code Example: SSH Authentication with Security Key certmgr.CertStoreType = CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey; certmgr.OnCertList += (s, e) => { secKeyBlob = e.CertEncoded; }; certmgr.CertStore = @"C:\Program Files\OpenSC Project\OpenSC\pkcs11\opensc-pkcs11.dll"; certmgr.CertStorePassword = "123456"; //PIN certmgr.ListStoreCertificates(); sftp.SSHCert = new Certificate(CertStoreTypes.cstSecurityKey, secKeyBlob, "123456", "*"); sftp.SSHUser = "test"; sftp.SSHLogon("myhost", 22);

21 (cstBCFKSFile)The certificate store is the name of a file that contains a BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store). Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
22 (cstBCFKSBlob)The certificate store is a string (binary or base64-encoded) representing a certificate store in BCFKS (Bouncy Castle FIPS Key Store) format. Note: this store type is only available in Java and .NET.
99 (cstAuto)The store type is automatically detected from the input data. This setting may be used with both public and private keys and can detect any of the supported formats automatically.

Data Type

Integer

SSLCertSubject Property (SAML Control)

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLCertSubject[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the subject of the certificate used for client authentication.

This property must be set after all other certificate properites are set. When this property is set, a search is performed in the current certificate store certificate with matching subject.

If a matching certificate is found, the property is set to the full subject of the matching certificate.

If an exact match is not found, the store is searched for subjects containing the value of the property.

If a match is still not found, the property is set to an empty string, and no certificate is selected.

The special value "*" picks a random certificate in the certificate store.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

Data Type

String

SSLProvider Property (SAML Control)

This specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use.

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLProvider[=integer]

Possible Values

sslpAutomatic(0), 
sslpPlatform(1), 
sslpInternal(2)

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property specifies the SSL/TLS implementation to use. In most cases the default value of 0 (Automatic) is recommended and should not be changed. When set to 0 (Automatic) the control will select whether to use the platform implementation or the internal implementation depending on the operating system as well as the TLS version being used.

Possible values are:

0 (sslpAutomatic - default)Automatically selects the appropriate implementation.
1 (sslpPlatform) Uses the platform/system implementation.
2 (sslpInternal) Uses the internal implementation.

Additional Notes

In most cases using the default value (Automatic) is recommended. The control will select a provider depending on the current platform.

When Automatic is selected the platform implementation is used by default. When TLS 1.3 is enabled via SSLEnabledProtocols the internal implementation is used.

Data Type

Integer

SSLServerCertEncoded Property (SAML Control)

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded).

Syntax

samlcontrol.SSLServerCertEncoded

Default Value

""

Remarks

This is the certificate (PEM/base64 encoded). This property is used to assign a specific certificate. The SSLServerCertStore and SSLServerCertSubject properties also may be used to specify a certificate.

When SSLServerCertEncoded is set, a search is initiated in the current SSLServerCertStore for the private key of the certificate. If the key is found, SSLServerCertSubject is updated to reflect the full subject of the selected certificate; otherwise, SSLServerCertSubject is set to an empty string.

To read or write binary data to the property, a Variant (Byte Array) version is provided in .SSLServerCertEncodedB.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

Binary String

User Property (SAML Control)

The username.

Syntax

samlcontrol.User[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the username. This must be set before calling GetAssertion or GetSecurityToken.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AttrCount Property (SAML Control)

The number of records in the Attr arrays.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AttrCount[=integer]

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property controls the size of the following arrays:

The array indices start at 0 and end at AttrCount - 1.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

AttrName Property (SAML Control)

The Name provides the local name (without prefix) of the attribute.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AttrName(AttrIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The AttrName provides the local name (without prefix) of the attribute.

The AttrIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the AttrCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AttrNamespace Property (SAML Control)

Attribute namespace.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AttrNamespace(AttrIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Attribute namespace.

The AttrIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the AttrCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AttrPrefix Property (SAML Control)

Attribute prefix (if any).

Syntax

samlcontrol.AttrPrefix(AttrIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Attribute prefix (if any). If the attribute does not have a prefix, this property is empty.

The AttrIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the AttrCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

AttrValue Property (SAML Control)

Attribute value.

Syntax

samlcontrol.AttrValue(AttrIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Attribute value.

The AttrIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the AttrCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

XChildCount Property (SAML Control)

The number of records in the XChild arrays.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XChildCount[=integer]

Default Value

0

Remarks

This property controls the size of the following arrays:

The array indices start at 0 and end at XChildCount - 1.

This property is not available at design time.

Data Type

Integer

XChildName Property (SAML Control)

The Name property provides the local name (without prefix) of the element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XChildName(XChildIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The XChildName property provides the local name (without prefix) of the element.

The XChildIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the XChildCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

XChildNamespace Property (SAML Control)

Namespace of the element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XChildNamespace(XChildIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Namespace of the element.

The XChildIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the XChildCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

XChildPrefix Property (SAML Control)

Prefix of the element (if any).

Syntax

samlcontrol.XChildPrefix(XChildIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

Prefix of the element (if any). If the element does not have a prefix, this property is empty.

The XChildIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the XChildCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

XChildXText Property (SAML Control)

The inner text of the element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XChildXText(XChildIndex)

Default Value

""

Remarks

The inner text of the element.

The XChildIndex parameter specifies the index of the item in the array. The size of the array is controlled by the XChildCount property.

This property is read-only and not available at design time.

Data Type

String

XElement Property (SAML Control)

The name of the current element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XElement[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

The current element is specified via the XPath property.

Data Type

String

XNamespace Property (SAML Control)

The namespace of the current element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XNamespace[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

The current element is specified via the XPath property.

Data Type

String

XParent Property (SAML Control)

The parent of the current element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XParent

Default Value

""

Remarks

The current element is specified via the XPath property.

This property is read-only.

Data Type

String

XPath Property (SAML Control)

Provides a way to point to a specific element in the document.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XPath[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

XPath implements a subset of the XML XPath specification, allowing you to point to specific elements in the XML documents.

The path is a series of one or more element accessors separated by '/'. The path can be absolute (starting with '/') or relative to the current XPath location.

The following are possible values for an element accessor:

'name'A particular element name
name[i]The i-th subelement of the current element with the given name
[i]The i-th subelement of the current element
[last()]The last subelement of the current element
[last()-i]The subelement located at the last location minus i in the current element
name[@attrname="attrvalue"]The subelement containing a particular value for a given attribute (supports single AND double quotes)
..The parent of the current element

When XPath is set to a valid path, XElement points to the name of the element, with XParent, XNamespace, XPrefix, XChildName, XChildNamespace, XChildPrefix, XChildXText, and XText providing other properties of the element. The attributes of the current element are provided in the AttrName, AttrNamespace, AttrPrefix, and AttrValue properties.

BuildDOM must be set to True prior to parsing the document for the XPath functionality to be available.

Example (Setting XPath):

Document rootXML.XPath = "/"
Specific ElementXML.XPath = "/root/SubElement1/SubElement2/"
i-th ChildXML.XPath = "/root/SubElement1[i]"

Data Type

String

XPrefix Property (SAML Control)

The prefix of the current element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XPrefix[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

The current element is specified via the XPath property.

Data Type

String

XSubTree Property (SAML Control)

A snapshot of the current element in the document.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XSubTree

Default Value

""

Remarks

The current element is specified via the XPath property. In order for this property to work you must have the CacheContent set to true.

This property is read-only.

Data Type

String

XText Property (SAML Control)

The text of the current element.

Syntax

samlcontrol.XText[=string]

Default Value

""

Remarks

The current element is specified via the XPath property.

Data Type

String

Config Method (SAML Control)

Sets or retrieves a configuration setting.

Syntax

samlcontrol.Config ConfigurationString

Remarks

Config is a generic method available in every control. It is used to set and retrieve configuration settings for the control.

These settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the control, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

To set a configuration setting named PROPERTY, you must call Config("PROPERTY=VALUE"), where VALUE is the value of the setting expressed as a string. For boolean values, use the strings "True", "False", "0", "1", "Yes", or "No" (case does not matter).

To read (query) the value of a configuration setting, you must call Config("PROPERTY"). The value will be returned as a string.

GetAssertion Method (SAML Control)

Gets the assertion.

Syntax

samlcontrol.GetAssertion 

Remarks

This method communicates with LocalSTS as to obtain an assertion.

When AuthMode is set to 0 (camSharePointOnline) or 1 (camDynamicsCRM) the control will automatically populate various properties to known values to reduce the number of required settings. Typically only the following properties are required:

When AuthMode is set to 2 (camADFS) or 3 (camCustom) the following properties are required:

If the assertion is signed the control will use the certificate specified in SignerCert to verify the signature. If SignerCert is not set the control will attempt to parse the certificate present in the assertion to perform verification.

After the assertion is parsed and the signature is verified (if present) the following properties will be populated:

GetSecurityToken Method (SAML Control)

Gets the security token.

Syntax

samlcontrol.GetSecurityToken 

Remarks

This method communicates with FederationSTS and LocalSTS as applicable to obtain a security token. The SecurityTokenXML property will be populated with the retrieved token.

When AuthMode is set to 0 (camSharePointOnline) or 1 (camDynamicsCRM) the control will automatically populate various properties to known values to reduce the number of required settings. Typically only the following properties are required:

When AuthMode is set to 2 (camADFS) or 3 (camCustom) the following properties are required:

ParseAssertion Method (SAML Control)

Parses the specified assertion.

Syntax

samlcontrol.ParseAssertion assertion

Remarks

This method parses the assertion specified by the assertion parameter. If the assertion is signed the control will use the certificate specified in SignerCert to verify the signature. If SignerCert is not set the control will attempt to parse the certificate present in the assertion to perform verification.

After the assertion is parsed and the signature is verified (if present) the following properties will be populated:

Characters Event (SAML Control)

Fired for plain text segments of the input stream.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_Characters(Text As String)

Remarks

The Characters event provides the plain text content of the XML document (i.e. the text inside the tags). The text is provided through the Text parameter.

The text includes white space as well as end of line characters, except for ignorable whitespace which is fired through the IgnorableWhitespace event.

Comment Event (SAML Control)

Fired when a comment section is encountered.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_Comment(Text As String)

Remarks

The Comment event is fired whenever a comment section (<!-- ..text... -->) is found in the document.

The full text of the comment is provided by the Text parameter.

EndElement Event (SAML Control)

Fired when an end-element tag is encountered.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_EndElement(Namespace As String, Element As String, QName As String, IsEmpty As Boolean)

Remarks

The EndElement event is fired when an end-element tag is found in the document.

The element name is provided by the Element parameter.

The IsEmpty parameter is true when the event corresponds with an empty element declaration.

Error Event (SAML Control)

Information about errors during data delivery.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_Error(ErrorCode As Integer, Description As String)

Remarks

The Error event is fired in case of exceptional conditions during message processing. Normally the control fails with an error.

ErrorCode contains an error code and Description contains a textual description of the error. For a list of valid error codes and their descriptions, please refer to the Error Codes section.

PI Event (SAML Control)

Fired when a processing instruction section is encountered.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_PI(Text As String)

Remarks

The PI event is fired whenever a processing instruction section (<? ..text... ?>) is found in the document.

The full text of the processing instruction is provided by the Text parameter.

SSLServerAuthentication Event (SAML Control)

Fired after the server presents its certificate to the client.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_SSLServerAuthentication(CertEncoded As String, CertSubject As String, CertIssuer As String, Status As String, Accept As Boolean)

Remarks

This event is where the client can decide whether to continue with the connection process or not. The Accept parameter is a recommendation on whether to continue or close the connection. This is just a suggestion: application software must use its own logic to determine whether to continue or not.

When Accept is False, Status shows why the verification failed (otherwise, Status contains the string "OK"). If it is decided to continue, you can override and accept the certificate by setting the Accept parameter to True.

SSLStatus Event (SAML Control)

Shows the progress of the secure connection.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_SSLStatus(Message As String)

Remarks

The event is fired for informational and logging purposes only. Used to track the progress of the connection.

StartElement Event (SAML Control)

Fired when a begin-element tag is encountered in the document.

Syntax

Sub samlcontrol_StartElement(Namespace As String, Element As String, QName As String, IsEmpty As Boolean)

Remarks

The StartElement event is fired when a begin-element tag is found in the document.

The element name is provided through the Element parameter. The attribute names and values (if any) are provided through the AttrName, AttrNamespace, AttrPrefix, and AttrValue properties.

The IsEmpty parameter is true when the event corresponds with an empty element declaration.

Config Settings (SAML Control)

The control accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the control, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

SAML Config Settings

AssertionXPath:   The XPath to the assertion.

Normally when calling ParseAssertion, only the assertion itself should be passed in. In the event that the assertion is nested in other markup, set this to the XPath of the assertion to instruct the control where to find it. For encrypted assertions there is a similar EncryptedAssertionXPath configuration setting.

DecryptAssertion:   Whether to decrypt the assertion.

This setting specifies whether the control should decrypt the assertion. If set to True the control will use the certificate specified by Certificate to decrypt the assertion. The default value is False.

EncryptedAssertionXPath:   The XPath to the encrypted assertion.

Normally when calling ParseAssertion, only the encrypted assertion itself should be passed in. In the event that the encrypted assertion is nested in other markup, set this to the XPath of the encrypted assertion to instruct the control where to find it. For plaintext assertions there is a similar AssertionXPath configuration setting.

RawRequest:   Returns the raw HTTP request.

This may be queried after calling GetAssertion or GetSecurityToken. This will return the raw HTTP request which may be useful for troubleshooting purposes. For instance: component.GetAssertion(); MyString = component.Config("RawRequest");

RawResponse:   Returns the raw HTTP response.

This may be queried after calling GetAssertion or GetSecurityToken. This will return the raw HTTP response which may be useful for troubleshooting purposes. For instance: component.GetAssertion(); MyString = component.Config("RawResponse");

UserRealm:   The URL of a web service to determine the LocalSTS (if any).

This setting specifies the URL of a web service which will be queried to determine the LocalSTS value. This is only applicable when AuthMode is set to 0 (camSharePointOnline) or 1 (camDynamicsCRM). When AuthMode is set to either 0 or 1 this setting is automatically set to "https://login.microsoftonline.com/GetUserRealm.srf". In most cases this does not need to be changed.

Base Config Settings

CodePage:   The system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

The default code page is Unicode UTF-8 (65001).

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers:

IdentifierName
037IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada
437OEM - United States
500IBM EBCDIC - International
708Arabic - ASMO 708
709Arabic - ASMO 449+, BCON V4
710Arabic - Transparent Arabic
720Arabic - Transparent ASMO
737OEM - Greek (formerly 437G)
775OEM - Baltic
850OEM - Multilingual Latin I
852OEM - Latin II
855OEM - Cyrillic (primarily Russian)
857OEM - Turkish
858OEM - Multilingual Latin I + Euro symbol
860OEM - Portuguese
861OEM - Icelandic
862OEM - Hebrew
863OEM - Canadian-French
864OEM - Arabic
865OEM - Nordic
866OEM - Russian
869OEM - Modern Greek
870IBM EBCDIC - Multilingual/ROECE (Latin-2)
874ANSI/OEM - Thai (same as 28605, ISO 8859-15)
875IBM EBCDIC - Modern Greek
932ANSI/OEM - Japanese, Shift-JIS
936ANSI/OEM - Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore)
949ANSI/OEM - Korean (Unified Hangul Code)
950ANSI/OEM - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan; Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
1026IBM EBCDIC - Turkish (Latin-5)
1047IBM EBCDIC - Latin 1/Open System
1140IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada (037 + Euro symbol)
1141IBM EBCDIC - Germany (20273 + Euro symbol)
1142IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway (20277 + Euro symbol)
1143IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden (20278 + Euro symbol)
1144IBM EBCDIC - Italy (20280 + Euro symbol)
1145IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain (20284 + Euro symbol)
1146IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom (20285 + Euro symbol)
1147IBM EBCDIC - France (20297 + Euro symbol)
1148IBM EBCDIC - International (500 + Euro symbol)
1149IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic (20871 + Euro symbol)
1200Unicode UCS-2 Little-Endian (BMP of ISO 10646)
1201Unicode UCS-2 Big-Endian
1250ANSI - Central European
1251ANSI - Cyrillic
1252ANSI - Latin I
1253ANSI - Greek
1254ANSI - Turkish
1255ANSI - Hebrew
1256ANSI - Arabic
1257ANSI - Baltic
1258ANSI/OEM - Vietnamese
1361Korean (Johab)
10000MAC - Roman
10001MAC - Japanese
10002MAC - Traditional Chinese (Big5)
10003MAC - Korean
10004MAC - Arabic
10005MAC - Hebrew
10006MAC - Greek I
10007MAC - Cyrillic
10008MAC - Simplified Chinese (GB 2312)
10010MAC - Romania
10017MAC - Ukraine
10021MAC - Thai
10029MAC - Latin II
10079MAC - Icelandic
10081MAC - Turkish
10082MAC - Croatia
12000Unicode UCS-4 Little-Endian
12001Unicode UCS-4 Big-Endian
20000CNS - Taiwan
20001TCA - Taiwan
20002Eten - Taiwan
20003IBM5550 - Taiwan
20004TeleText - Taiwan
20005Wang - Taiwan
20105IA5 IRV International Alphabet No. 5 (7-bit)
20106IA5 German (7-bit)
20107IA5 Swedish (7-bit)
20108IA5 Norwegian (7-bit)
20127US-ASCII (7-bit)
20261T.61
20269ISO 6937 Non-Spacing Accent
20273IBM EBCDIC - Germany
20277IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway
20278IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden
20280IBM EBCDIC - Italy
20284IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain
20285IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom
20290IBM EBCDIC - Japanese Katakana Extended
20297IBM EBCDIC - France
20420IBM EBCDIC - Arabic
20423IBM EBCDIC - Greek
20424IBM EBCDIC - Hebrew
20833IBM EBCDIC - Korean Extended
20838IBM EBCDIC - Thai
20866Russian - KOI8-R
20871IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic
20880IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Russian)
20905IBM EBCDIC - Turkish
20924IBM EBCDIC - Latin-1/Open System (1047 + Euro symbol)
20932JIS X 0208-1990 & 0121-1990
20936Simplified Chinese (GB2312)
21025IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Serbian, Bulgarian)
21027Extended Alpha Lowercase
21866Ukrainian (KOI8-U)
28591ISO 8859-1 Latin I
28592ISO 8859-2 Central Europe
28593ISO 8859-3 Latin 3
28594ISO 8859-4 Baltic
28595ISO 8859-5 Cyrillic
28596ISO 8859-6 Arabic
28597ISO 8859-7 Greek
28598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
28599ISO 8859-9 Latin 5
28605ISO 8859-15 Latin 9
29001Europa 3
38598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
50220ISO 2022 Japanese with no halfwidth Katakana
50221ISO 2022 Japanese with halfwidth Katakana
50222ISO 2022 Japanese JIS X 0201-1989
50225ISO 2022 Korean
50227ISO 2022 Simplified Chinese
50229ISO 2022 Traditional Chinese
50930Japanese (Katakana) Extended
50931US/Canada and Japanese
50933Korean Extended and Korean
50935Simplified Chinese Extended and Simplified Chinese
50936Simplified Chinese
50937US/Canada and Traditional Chinese
50939Japanese (Latin) Extended and Japanese
51932EUC - Japanese
51936EUC - Simplified Chinese
51949EUC - Korean
51950EUC - Traditional Chinese
52936HZ-GB2312 Simplified Chinese
54936Windows XP: GB18030 Simplified Chinese (4 Byte)
57002ISCII Devanagari
57003ISCII Bengali
57004ISCII Tamil
57005ISCII Telugu
57006ISCII Assamese
57007ISCII Oriya
57008ISCII Kannada
57009ISCII Malayalam
57010ISCII Gujarati
57011ISCII Punjabi
65000Unicode UTF-7
65001Unicode UTF-8

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers for Mac OS only:

IdentifierName
1ASCII
2NEXTSTEP
3JapaneseEUC
4UTF8
5ISOLatin1
6Symbol
7NonLossyASCII
8ShiftJIS
9ISOLatin2
10Unicode
11WindowsCP1251
12WindowsCP1252
13WindowsCP1253
14WindowsCP1254
15WindowsCP1250
21ISO2022JP
30MacOSRoman
10UTF16String
0x90000100UTF16BigEndian
0x94000100UTF16LittleEndian
0x8c000100UTF32String
0x98000100UTF32BigEndian
0x9c000100UTF32LittleEndian
65536Proprietary

UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the control whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

By default the control will use the system security libraries to perform cryptographic functions where applicable. Setting this to tells the control to use the internal implementation instead of using the system's security API.

Trappable Errors (SAML Control)

SAML Errors

20604    Cannot obtain assertion. LocalSTS must be set.

The control may also return one of the following error codes, which are inherited from other controls.

HTTP Errors

20119    Firewall Error. Error description contains detailed message.
20144    Busy executing current method.
20152    HTTP protocol error. The error message has the server response.
20153    No server specified in URL
20154    Specified URLScheme is invalid.
20156    Range operation is not supported by server.
20157    Invalid cookie index (out of range).
20302    Interrupted.
20303    Can't open AttachedFile.

The control may also return one of the following error codes, which are inherited from other controls.

TCPClient Errors

20101    You cannot change the RemotePort at this time. A connection is in progress.
20102    You cannot change the RemoteHost (Server) at this time. A connection is in progress.
20103    The RemoteHost address is invalid (0.0.0.0).
20105    Already connected. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
20107    You cannot change the LocalPort at this time. A connection is in progress.
20108    You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
20113    You cannot change MaxLineLength at this time. A connection is in progress.
20117    RemotePort cannot be zero. Please specify a valid service port number.
20118    You cannot change the UseConnection option while the control is active.
20136    Operation would block.
20202    Timeout.
20212    Action impossible in control's present state.
20213    Action impossible while not connected.
20214    Action impossible while listening.
20302    Timeout.
20303    Could not open file.
20435    Unable to convert string to selected CodePage.
21106    Already connecting. If you want to reconnect, close the current connection first.
21118    You need to connect first.
21120    You cannot change the LocalHost at this time. A connection is in progress.
21121    Connection dropped by remote host.

TCP/IP Errors

25005    [10004] Interrupted system call.
25010    [10009] Bad file number.
25014    [10013] Access denied.
25015    [10014] Bad address.
25023    [10022] Invalid argument.
25025    [10024] Too many open files.
25036    [10035] Operation would block.
25037    [10036] Operation now in progress.
25038    [10037] Operation already in progress.
25039    [10038] Socket operation on non-socket.
25040    [10039] Destination address required.
25041    [10040] Message too long.
25042    [10041] Protocol wrong type for socket.
25043    [10042] Bad protocol option.
25044    [10043] Protocol not supported.
25045    [10044] Socket type not supported.
25046    [10045] Operation not supported on socket.
25047    [10046] Protocol family not supported.
25048    [10047] Address family not supported by protocol family.
25049    [10048] Address already in use.
25050    [10049] Can't assign requested address.
25051    [10050] Network is down.
25052    [10051] Network is unreachable.
25053    [10052] Net dropped connection or reset.
25054    [10053] Software caused connection abort.
25055    [10054] Connection reset by peer.
25056    [10055] No buffer space available.
25057    [10056] Socket is already connected.
25058    [10057] Socket is not connected.
25059    [10058] Can't send after socket shutdown.
25060    [10059] Too many references, can't splice.
25061    [10060] Connection timed out.
25062    [10061] Connection refused.
25063    [10062] Too many levels of symbolic links.
25064    [10063] File name too long.
25065    [10064] Host is down.
25066    [10065] No route to host.
25067    [10066] Directory not empty
25068    [10067] Too many processes.
25069    [10068] Too many users.
25070    [10069] Disc Quota Exceeded.
25071    [10070] Stale NFS file handle.
25072    [10071] Too many levels of remote in path.
25092    [10091] Network subsystem is unavailable.
25093    [10092] WINSOCK DLL Version out of range.
25094    [10093] Winsock not loaded yet.
26002    [11001] Host not found.
26003    [11002] Non-authoritative 'Host not found' (try again or check DNS setup).
26004    [11003] Non-recoverable errors: FORMERR, REFUSED, NOTIMP.
26005    [11004] Valid name, no data record (check DNS setup).

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