Google Apps + v3 Idp (again)

Dave Perry Dave.Perry at
Wed Apr 13 06:22:11 EDT 2016

I am utterly confused (nothing new there, but I'll attempt to explain this one).

I have a relying-party entry which I believe others have used:
                                <bean parent="RelyingPartyByName" c:relyingPartyIds="">
            <property name="profileConfigurations">
                        <bean parent="SAML2.SSO" p:nameIDFormatPrecedence="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress" p:encryptAssertions="false" />

I have a request from google in my log which asks for NameID as unspecified:
    ID="achibhchkpnnlacecgddfgbpfdallakncgfgofab" IsPassive="false"
    ProviderName="" Version="2.0" xmlns:samlp="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:protocol">
    <saml:Issuer xmlns:saml="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:assertion"></saml:Issuer>
    <samlp:NameIDPolicy AllowCreate="true" Format="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified"/>

And google's own metadata download (taken from the GA admin control panel) which has a weird entityID of
Which specifies emailAddress as the NameID policy (somewhat contradictory to the request the IdP gets):

My error log says there is no entry to handle entityID in relying-party:
2016-04-13 10:39:52,256 - DEBUG [org.opensaml.saml.metadata.resolver.impl.AbstractMetadataResolver:334] - Metadata backing store does not contain any EntityDescriptors with the ID:

Even editing the metadata file they provide, to the following first line:
<md:EntityDescriptor xmlns:md="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata" entityID="" validUntil="2021-04-12T08:53:16.000Z">
Doesn't work.

Any suggestions appreciated.


Dave Perry
eLearning Technologist, Hull College Group

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