SAML Metdata with AttributeService Fails to import from Administrative UI with Error "System error trying to perform entity import."

Document ID : KB000039016
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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"System error trying to perform entity import."  error is popping up whenever attempting to import a Metadata that contains AttributeService



if AttributeService is being used , you need to check if AttributeService Binding contains a supported binding protocol .

Per SAML specification guide Section 6.3.1 Query/Request issued by SAML Requester , The SAML requester MUST use a synchronous binding, such as the SOAP binding [SAMLBind] 


Siteminder supports SOAP binding for AttributeService.

In case the below for example was sent in the Metadata , the Import will fail from Administrative UI with error "System error trying to perform entity import."  

<AttributeService Binding="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:bindings:HTTP-Redirect" Location=""/>