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Subject: Re: [saml-dev] SAML artifact source id config.

Hi Fred,

I remember somewhere in the spec it recommends the use of Base64 encoding for 
sourceID. I vote for use the Base64 encoding.

SunONE products
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 16:30:48 -0400
> From: "Chen, Fred" <fchen@netegrity.com>
> Subject: [saml-dev] SAML artifact source id config.
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> Hi folks,
> I am writing some code to support saml browser/artifact profiling. 
> According to draft-sstc-bindings-model-15,  In section, it says "In
> steps 4 and 5, the destination site, in effect, dereferences the one or more
> SAML artifacts in its possession in order to acquire the SAML authentication
> assertion ...."
> I run into a problem that when the destination site composes a config file
> in its possession. As its partner sends the 20-byte code, which is typically
> a SHA-1 output with some non-displayable characters, you must have awared
> that a conversion from byte array into plain text is needed. This may cause
> some man made error or code burden/incompatibility on the destination site.
> How about its partner sends the hex string or Base64 encoded string of the
> SourceID for the agreement/configuration purpose. 
> Please note, this doesn't affect the artifact format of section
> Any thought?
> -Fred
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