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Subject: RE: [security-services] saml-tech-overview-1.1-draft-01 feedback


many thanks for the comments.   Given its "high visibility" - I believe its
important to get a new version out ASAP.  So if any one else has
comments/suggestions - please let me know by the end of this week and I will
publish a new version early next week.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com [mailto:Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com]
> Sent: 03 March 2004 13:29
> To: security-services@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [security-services] saml-tech-overview-1.1-draft-01 feedback
> I have some suggestions for the SAML Technical Overview draft 01.
> This is an excellent and well-written document.
> Line 149 - This may read as if it says that the SAML response
> contains header information in the SOAP body, rather than SOAP
> header -  might be confusing. Would it be correct to state
> "The SAML response contains SAML status information in addition
> to one or more assertions."
> Line 231 - I think relying party and asserting party are switched
> in this sentence? Should it be:
> "Just providing assertions from an asserting party to a relying
> party may not be not be adequate for a secure system."
> Line 283
> It might be useful (or maybe not) to add a sentence after line
> 282 to define what an Intersite Transfer Service is:
> "In this example, the local web site includes a component called
> an Inter-site Transfer Service. This is an addressable component
> that provides a point of functionality for SAML processing such
> as artifact and redirect generation."
> Line 283
> Might be helpful to label remote site "xyz" and local site "abc"
> in picture. Should probably rename "Artifact Consumer" to
> "Artifact Receiver" to match text.
> Line 299
> If #7 is removed for the URL then the later numbers will match
> the picture.
> Line 320
> "An access check is then performed to establish..."
> Line 381
> "The user browser will cause an HTTP POST containing the SAML response .."
> regards, Frederick
> Frederick Hirsch
> Nokia
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