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Subject: Re: [saml-dev] Multiple AuthnStatements in Assertion

What are some use cases where multiple AuthnStatements are sent, and
what are some examples of how Service Providers handle them?

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2@osu.edu> wrote:
> On 2/11/14, 1:10 AM, "Vasu Y" <vyal2k@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am designing a service provider and i would like to know the likely
>>scenarios in which an Assertion (authentication response from IDP) would
>>return/contain multiple AuthnStatements?
> SAML is a generic standard; what it permits is not specific to any one
> profile or use case. Your use case may have no need for the concept.
> That said, if you're supporting the Browser SSO profile, then there is no
> limit to the number of statements allowed, which means you have no choice
> but to handle that. I am not aware of any good explanation for what it
> would be for or what it would mean. I expect many implementations are
> buggy and ignore more than one.
> -- Scott
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