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Subject: Re: [saml-dev] searching for a use case

On 6/23/06, Cahill, Conor P <conor.p.cahill@intel.com> wrote:
> > The use case discussed in section 2 motivates the profile in
> > section 3, but for the life of me, I can not conjure up a
> > realistic use case for the profile in section 4.  Can someone
> > provide one?
> My only *guess* is that they are trying to allow for protection
> of the data independent of the TLS provider (so, perhaps, if they
> put a separate TLS endpoint in the network nearby the IdP, the
> data would still be protected all the way to the IdP).

But what would be the function of this middle "endpoint"?  It would
have to be outside the firewall to warrant encryption, but in that
case, what could such an endpoint do with an attribute request whose
NameID is encrypted?


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