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Subject: Re: [security-services] Authn context help

Hi Brian, Ive had a thread with Giles on these issues and, last I heard, 
he was able to move forward.

I'll let the list know if additional help is needed


Brian Campbell wrote:
> Folks,
> As you may recall, Giles Hogben of the European Network and Information
> Security Agency is working on developing an assurance scheme leveraging SAML
> 2 authentication context.
> Apparently they've run into some difficulties understanding parts of the
> existing authn context work.  Specifically he says, "The problem we are
> having is that there does not seem to be an adequate explanation anywhere of
> some of the items within the Authentication context schema (e.g.
> TechnicalProtectionBaseType element). The only document I can find which
> might have an explanation is here:
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/saml-authn-context-2.0-os.pdf
> . Also in creating new context classes, we have some trouble understanding
> why elements have been included in the existing classes. It would be great
> if we could talk to someone briefly on the phone just to get us over these
> hurdles..."
> Unfortunately I was not with the TC when the authn context stuff was
> originally developed nor have I done much with it - so I can't be of much
> help.  Would one of the more tenured members of the TC be willing to provide
> Giles with some assistance/advice?
> Thanks,
> Brian
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