Invalid XML Exception

Paul Hethmon paul.hethmon at
Mon Apr 11 11:32:26 EDT 2016

> On Apr 11, 2016, at 11:05 AM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at> wrote:
> I would think there has to be a hidden character in the XML messing things up. Maybe the SP has something embedded in the configuration its using causing it to generate requests for that one IdP badly.

My thinking as well.

> I guess it's hex editor time, basically.
> You could also run the XML through libxml2's utilities I guess, xmllint and that sort of thing, provided you dump it as is from the base64. Even vi might show something.

I took the Base64 string and decoded it in Java using Apache Commons. That looks clean. No characters under 32 or greater than 127.

Paul Hethmon
Chief Software Architect
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