RelayState Parameter Name is Case Sensitive

Document ID:  TEC1513302
Last Modified Date:  07/10/2017
{{active ? 'Hide' : 'Show'}} Technical Document Details


  • CA Single Sign-On


  • CA Single Sign-On:Release:12.52 SP1



I'm running Federation, and I have to configure manually the relay state variable. Is RelayState case syntax case sensitive as I would write it relaystate or should I respect exactly the case ?

I've tried to set it as "relaystate" and the parameter isn't detected and thus ignored.



Yes, the parameter is case sensitive and follows RFC 3986




Indicates the URL of the target resource at the Service Provider. The RelayState value should be URL-encoded.  By including this query parameter, it tells the IdP to redirect the user the appropriate resource at the Service Provider. This query parameter can be used in place of specifying a target URL when configuring single sign-on. The RelayState query parameter name is case-sensitive, and the value must be URL-encoded  Case Normalization


   For all URIs, the hexadecimal digits within a percent-encoding

   triplet (e.g., "%3a" versus "%3A") are case-insensitive and therefore

   should be normalized to use uppercase letters for the digits A-F.


   When a URI uses components of the generic syntax, the component

   syntax equivalence rules always apply; namely, that the scheme and

   host are case-insensitive and therefore should be normalized to

   lowercase.  For example, the URI <HTTP://> is

   equivalent to <>.  The other generic syntax

   components are assumed to be case-sensitive unless specifically

   defined otherwise by the scheme (see Section 6.2.3).




Please help us improve!

Will this information enable you to resolve your issue?

Please tell us what we can do better.

{{feedbackText.length ? feedbackText.length : '0'}}/255


Not what you were looking for?

Search Again >

Product Information

Support by Product >


Join a Community >

Chat with CA

Just give us some brief information and we'll connect you to the right CA ExpertCA sales representative.

Our hours of availability are 8AM - 5PM CST.

All Fields Required


We're matching your request.

Unfortunately, we can't connect you to an agent. If you are not automatically redirected please click here.

  • {{}} will be helping you today.

    View Profile

  • Transfered to {{}}

    {{}} joined the conversation

    {{}} left the conversation

  • Your chat with {{$storage.chatSession.messages[$index - 1]}} has ended.
    Thank you for your interest in CA.

    Rate Your Chat Experience.


agent is typing