To verify a certificate that is being used in your application, you can run the Saml1Demo sample and click on the Verifying Signature tab to see whether the signature is valid. The following is the screen shot of the utility:
- The Certificate File is a CER file containing the certificate to use to verify the signature. Only specify this parameter if the certificate is being loaded from a certificate file or store. If the certificate is included in the XML signature, then do not specify this parameter.
- The SAML Protocol XML file is the file containing the SAML protocol response as XML.