Are you using certificate profiles for Azure SAML authentication?

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Are you using certificate profiles for Azure SAML authentication?

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Setting up SAML authentication for the first time from a new Azure instance and having multiple issues. I had an idea how it would work, that Azure would provide an internal CA and SAML gateway (IDP) certificate, and then assign us a certificate (w/private key) to use on the firewall. However, we are only getting a self-signed certificate for the IDP. This makes all the certificate loading/profiles on the PA fail (can't manually load a self-signed certificate, have no CA to assign to a profile, etc.).


Do people normally run Azure SAML with a CA chain and certificates for endpoints? Or do you normally run with certificate signing and validation to the IDP turned off?


The default settings when setting up a SAML server is for "Validate Identity Provider Certificate", but the PA documentation shows the authentication profile as have "none" for "Certificate for signing Requests" and "Certificate Profile", which causes a confusing error on trying to save. There is a brief, easy to miss note in the PA documentation and this previous post that explain it:

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