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Requesting Temporary Credentials for a Role Based on SAML Assertion

Last updated: 2019-04-17 16:42:47


API Description

This API (AssumeRoleWithSAML) is used to request temporary credentials for a role based on SAML assertion.
Request domain name:
Request method: HTTP POST

Input parameters

The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters. Other common parameters can be found in Common Request Parameters.

Parameter Name Required Type Description
SAMLAssertion Yes String Base64-encoded SAML assertion
PrincipalArn Yes String Name of the resource accessible to the principal
RoleArn Yes String Name of the resource accessible to the role
RoleSessionName Yes String Session name

Output parameters

Parameter Name Type Description
credentials credentials The object contains a triad of token, tmpSecretId and tmpSecretKey.
expiredTime Integer Temporary certificate expiration time (Unix timestamp in second)
expiration String Temporary certificate expiration time (UTC time in ISO8601 format)

Credential Data Structures

Parameter Name Type Description
token String Token value
tmpSecretId String Temporary security certificate ID
tmpSecretKey String Temporary security certificate Key


Create a SAML identity provider named IdP.

Input example:
POST /v2/index.php HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
Content-Length: 3927
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

&<Common request parameters>

Output example:
    "code": 0,
    "message": "",
    "codeDesc": "Success",
    "data": {
        "credentials": {
            "sessionToken": "d154fa74af184dfac3deb3a729c103a3003d52f840001",
            "tmpSecretId": "AKID7byWjIxUdUuRfhuctpd2T7XLpkCeqMub",
            "tmpSecretKey": "LN1yqrCt2oejxQB7AQsL8iP9VE4hzfZ9"
        "expiredTime": 1541594376,
        "expiration": "2018-11-07T12:39:36Z"

Error codes

The following only lists the error codes related to this API. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

Error Code Description
InvalidParameter.ProviderNotExist The IdP already exists.
InvalidParameter.SAMLResponse Invalid SAML assertion response
InvalidParameter.InvalidRoleArn Invalid name of the role allowed to access