Bharanikumar Bharanikumar - 3 months ago 17
PHP Question

Retrieve Attributes and NameID from a SAML Response (XML)

SAML Response

<samlp:Response xmlns:samlp="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:protocol" xmlns:saml="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:assertion" ID="_8e8dc5f69a98cc4c1ff3427e5ce34606fd672f91e6" Version="2.0" IssueInstant="2014-07-17T01:01:48Z" Destination="http://sp.example.com/demo1/index.php?acs" InResponseTo="ONELOGIN_4fee3b046395c4e751011e97f8900b5273d56685">
<saml:Issuer>http://idp.example.com/metadata.php</saml:Issuer>
<samlp:Status>
<samlp:StatusCode Value="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:status:Success"/>
</samlp:Status>
<saml:Assertion xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" ID="_d71a3a8e9fcc45c9e9d248ef7049393fc8f04e5f75" Version="2.0" IssueInstant="2014-07-17T01:01:48Z">
<saml:Issuer>http://idp.example.com/metadata.php</saml:Issuer>
<saml:Subject>
<saml:NameID SPNameQualifier="http://sp.example.com/demo1/metadata.php" Format="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:transient">_ce3d2948b4cf20146dee0a0b3dd6f69b6cf86f62d7</saml:NameID>
<saml:SubjectConfirmation Method="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:cm:bearer">
<saml:SubjectConfirmationData NotOnOrAfter="2024-01-18T06:21:48Z" Recipient="http://sp.example.com/demo1/index.php?acs" InResponseTo="ONELOGIN_4fee3b046395c4e751011e97f8900b5273d56685"/>
</saml:SubjectConfirmation>
</saml:Subject>
<saml:Conditions NotBefore="2014-07-17T01:01:18Z" NotOnOrAfter="2024-01-18T06:21:48Z">
<saml:AudienceRestriction>
<saml:Audience>http://sp.example.com/demo1/metadata.php</saml:Audience>
</saml:AudienceRestriction>
</saml:Conditions>
<saml:AuthnStatement AuthnInstant="2014-07-17T01:01:48Z" SessionNotOnOrAfter="2024-07-17T09:01:48Z" SessionIndex="_be9967abd904ddcae3c0eb4189adbe3f71e327cf93">
<saml:AuthnContext>
<saml:AuthnContextClassRef>urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:Password</saml:AuthnContextClassRef>
</saml:AuthnContext>
</saml:AuthnStatement>
<saml:AttributeStatement>
<saml:Attribute Name="uid" NameFormat="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:attrname-format:basic">
<saml:AttributeValue xsi:type="xs:string">test</saml:AttributeValue>
</saml:Attribute>
<saml:Attribute Name="mail" NameFormat="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:attrname-format:basic">
<saml:AttributeValue xsi:type="xs:string">test@example.com</saml:AttributeValue>
</saml:Attribute>
<saml:Attribute Name="eduPersonAffiliation" NameFormat="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:attrname-format:basic">
<saml:AttributeValue xsi:type="xs:string">users</saml:AttributeValue>
<saml:AttributeValue xsi:type="xs:string">examplerole1</saml:AttributeValue>
</saml:Attribute>
</saml:AttributeStatement>
</saml:Assertion>
</samlp:Response>


Need to retrieve attribute from above xml




array (
'uid' =>
array (
0 => 'test',
),
'mail' =>
array (
0 => 'test@example.com',
),
'eduPersonAffiliation' =>
array (
0 => 'users',
1 => 'examplerole1',
),
)


What i tried

$p = xml_parser_create();
xml_parse_into_struct($p, $http_result_arr_data, $vals, $index);
xml_parser_free($p);
print_r($index);


The above is not much user friendly and it is more over not simple to handle, because keys get diff when we refresh every time.

Please suggest best approach to get attribute from saml response

Answer

It is better to search the XML document with XPath expressions as in:

$dom = new DOMDocument();
$dom->loadXML($response);
$doc = $dom->documentElement;
$xpath = new DOMXpath($dom);
$xpath->registerNamespace('samlp', 'urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:protocol');
$xpath->registerNamespace('saml', 'urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:assertion');
foreach ($xpath->query('/samlp:Response/saml:Assertion/saml:AttributeStatement/saml:Attribute', $doc) as $attr) {
    echo " # Attribute: " . $attr->getAttribute('Name') . "\n";
    foreach ($xpath->query('saml:AttributeValue', $attr) as $value) {
        echo "   Value: " . $value->textContent . "\n";
    }
}
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