Example of HttpResponse or HttpResponseBase object

Question: I have an AuthnRequest I’d like to send to IDP.¬†What is the parameter Response from SendHttpPost method of Request class ?What is the relay state ?

Answer: That is the HttpResponse or HttpResponseBase object, usually Page.Response in WebForms. The relay state is your defined value. You can use your orginal URL as the relaystate. Here is an example of how to use that method:

<pre>using System;
using System.Web.Configuration;
using System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates;
using System.IO;
using System.Web;
using ComponentPro.Saml2;
namespace SamlIdPInitiated.IdentityProvider
    public partial class Service : System.Web.UI.Page
        // Get consumer service URL from the application settings.
        private static readonly string ConsumerServiceUrl = WebConfigurationManager.AppSettings["ConsumerServiceUrl"];
        protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)
                // Extract the SP target url.
                string targetUrl = Request.QueryString["spUrl"];
                // Validate it.
                if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(targetUrl))
                // Create a SAML response object.
                ComponentPro.Saml2.Response samlResponse = new ComponentPro.Saml2.Response();
                // Assign the consumer service url.
                samlResponse.Destination = ConsumerServiceUrl;
                Issuer issuer = new Issuer(GetAbsoluteUrl("~/"));
                samlResponse.Issuer = issuer;
                samlResponse.Status = new Status(SamlPrimaryStatusCode.Success, null);
                Assertion samlAssertion = new Assertion();
                samlAssertion.Issuer = issuer;
                // Use the local user's local identity.
                Subject subject = new Subject(new NameId(User.Identity.Name));
                SubjectConfirmation subjectConfirmation = new SubjectConfirmation(SamlSubjectConfirmationMethod.Bearer);
                SubjectConfirmationData subjectConfirmationData = new SubjectConfirmationData();
                subjectConfirmationData.Recipient = ConsumerServiceUrl;
                subjectConfirmation.SubjectConfirmationData = subjectConfirmationData;
                samlAssertion.Subject = subject;
                // Create a new authentication statement.
                AuthnStatement authnStatement = new AuthnStatement();
                authnStatement.AuthnContext = new AuthnContext();
                authnStatement.AuthnContext.AuthnContextClassRef = new AuthnContextClassRef(SamlAuthenticationContext.Password);
                // If you need to add custom attributes, uncomment the following code
                // #region Custom Attributes
                // AttributeStatement attributeStatement = new AttributeStatement();
                // attributeStatement.Attributes.Add(new ComponentPro.Saml2.Attribute("email", SamlAttributeNameFormat.Basic, null,
                                                                                             // "john@test.com"));
                // attributeStatement.Attributes.Add(new ComponentPro.Saml2.Attribute("FirstName", SamlAttributeNameFormat.Basic, null,
                                                                                             // "John"));
                // attributeStatement.Attributes.Add(new ComponentPro.Saml2.Attribute("LastName", SamlAttributeNameFormat.Basic, null,
                                                                                             // "Smith"));
                // // Insert a custom token key to the SAML response.
                // attributeStatement.Attributes.Add(new ComponentPro.Saml2.Attribute("CustomTokenForVerification", SamlAttributeNameFormat.Basic, null,
                                                                                             // "YourEncryptedTokenHere"));
                // samlAssertion.Statements.Add(attributeStatement);
                // #endregion
                // Define ENCRYPTEDSAML preprocessor flag if you wish to encrypt the SAML response.
                // Load the certificate for the encryption.
                // Please make sure the file is in the root directory.
                X509Certificate2 encryptingCert = new X509Certificate2(Path.Combine(HttpRuntime.AppDomainAppPath, "EncryptionX509Certificate.cer"), "password");
                // Create an encrypted SAML assertion from the SAML assertion we have created.
                EncryptedAssertion encryptedSamlAssertion = new EncryptedAssertion(samlAssertion, encryptingCert, new System.Security.Cryptography.Xml.EncryptionMethod(SamlKeyAlgorithm.TripleDesCbc));
                // Add encrypted assertion to the SAML response object.
                // Add assertion to the SAML response object.
                // Get the previously loaded certificate.
                X509Certificate2 x509Certificate = (X509Certificate2)Application[Global.CertKeyName];
                // Sign the SAML response with the certificate.
                // Send the SAML response to the service provider.
                samlResponse.SendHttpPost(Response.OutputStream, ConsumerServiceUrl, targetUrl);
            catch (Exception exception)
                Trace.Write("IdentityProvider", "An Error occurred", exception);
        private string GetAbsoluteUrl(string relativeUrl)
            Uri u = new Uri(Request.Url, ResolveUrl(relativeUrl));
            return u.ToString();
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