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Subject: Re: [security-services] Groups - sstc-saml-x509-authn-attrib-profile-draft-10-diff.pdf uploaded

On 8/30/06, Scott Cantor <cantor.2@osu.edu> wrote:
> > So SP metadata (according to this profile) is a MUST?
> No, metadata is never a MUST. It's not even really a SHOULD. There are rules
> to follow if you're using metadata. If you're not, you're free to do
> whatever you want.
> > While IdP metadata (according to this profile) is a SHOULD?
> Same issue. I'm just saying that IdP metadata here is probably usable as is
> in many cases (Ari has made the same point) while I agree with you that
> there really is no obvious way to represent the SP side without an
> extension. But since metadata can be used to exchange information and not to
> automate configuration, you could easily stuff it into SPSSODescriptor and
> plenty of people would get along just fine.

Okay, I'll rewrite the metadata requirements with this in mind.
Thanks to you and Ari for the feedback.


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