Step by Step – Export SAML IdP Signing certificate to a file


This document will guide you through the steps to export the SAML IdP Signing certificate to a file.

System Requirements

  • SAML IdP Metadata available (URL or file)


  1. Open the SAML IdP metadata
  2. Locate the certificate used for signing (“use=signing”)
  3. Copy the certificate data
  4. Open the attached pem_template in a text editor of your choice
  5. Replace the text “<PASTE THE CERT HERE!>” with the copied certificate data. It should look like this after the replace:
  6. Save the file as idpsign.crt
  7. Done!


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