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Subject: RE: [saml-dev] drfat-catalyst-interop-plan-02

Thanks for the explanation. Even though the user friendly way makes more
sense where you automatically get redirected to the content app after successful
login, I dont think we here have the time to support it. We may just
redirect to the the list of Urls, hope that would be ok.



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>Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 10:02:36 -0400
>From: "Mishra, Prateek" <pmishra@netegrity.com>
>Subject: RE: [saml-dev] drfat-catalyst-interop-plan-02
>To: "'Philpott, Robert'" <rphilpott@rsasecurity.com>, "'Bhavna Bhatnagar'" 
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>Rob has already discussed the main issue in his note: on unauthorized
>access, the content site offers a choice of inter-site portal
>URLs, and after user site selection the content site re-directs to the
>site with TARGET
>set to a specific value. I had planned to describe this
>explicitly in the draft (as described in message
>but forgot to include this material in the draft. I will do
>so today so we are all on the same page tomorrow.
>- prateek
>>>> In D above, I am not sure what is the expected behaviour. 
>>>If we redirect
>>>> to portal login, then after logging in, one would be 
>>>displayed a content
>>>> page
>>>> with links to content hosted at distinct web sites, but I 
>>>would think
>>>> that the user would expect to be taken directly to
>>>> the content application after a successful login upon 
>>>redirection. Does
>>>> anyone think alike  or if not can someone please clarify 
>>>the expected
>>>> flow ?
>>>I think what was intended was just what is says - an 
>>>authenticated user
>>>hitting the content provider will get redirected to the 
>>>portal for login.
>>>However, the description should say more about what happens 
>>>next. After
>>>authenticating the user, the portal could have 2 choices.  
>>>First, the portal could display the links page that refers to the ISX
>>>(inter-site transfer) service.  The user would then have to 
>>>click to get
>>>back to the original content provider.  Of course the click 
>>>really gets them
>>>to the ISX with a TARGET= parameter and the ISX creates the 
>>>artifact and
>>>sends them to the remote artifact receiver URL.  That then 
>>>gets them to the
>>>content application once the assertion is retrived.  
>>>Obviously, getting the
>>>links page and clicking on it isn't very user-friendly.
>>>However, if the content provider redirects to the portal AND 
>>>supplies a
>>>TARGET= parameter on the redirect, the portal could 
>>>authenticate the user
>>>and transfer directly to the ISX service with the supplied TARGET=
>>>parameter.  The user would then not have to see the links 
>>>page.  As in the
>>>normal case, the ISX would create the artifact and send the 
>>>user back to the
>>>remote SAML artifact receiver.  Once the assertion is 
>>>retrieved, the user
>>>will see the content provider page they wanted. 
>>>The 2nd scenario is more user-friendly, but it requires a 
>>>vendor's content
>>>site to redirect to the portal with the TARGET= parameter.
>>>Can other vendors do this?  I am planning for us to handle 
>>>either method.  
>>>Prateek, could we update the scenario to describe this or do 
>>>we have to just
>>>stick with the first method? 
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