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Subject: Re: [saml-dev] SAML2 metadata for a SAML1 IdP

On 7/1/07, Scott Cantor <cantor.2@osu.edu> wrote:
> > There's the rub.  The IdPs I have in mind don't support SAML protocol
> > messages, they simply issue assertions.  The protocols and bindings
> > used to transmit the assertions to SPs are totally outside the SAML
> > specification.
> That's true of WS-Federation too, but it didn't stop me from profiling
> IDPSSODescriptor for it a couple of years back, and I don't think that was
> the wrong decision.

Can you provide a pointer to the profile or an example that
illustrates the profile?

> I think there will be lots of metadata specs and it would be a mistake to
> get too hung up on the meaning unless there's a concern over the effects on
> implementations. As long as those concerns are taken into account, anything
> goes.

Thanks, Scott.  I appreciate your comments and suggestions.


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