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Subject: Re: [security-services] Proposal made to WSFED TC involving SAMLmetadata
On Aug 5, 2008, at 4:52 PM, Scott Cantor wrote: >> Don Schmidt sent the message below to the WSFED TC last Friday; >> it's a >> proposal for referencing/profiling the SAML Entit[y|ies]Descriptor > metadata >> constructs for usage with WS-Federation. I believe Scott Cantor has >> reviewed the proposal, and Emily Xu and I also had a look (perhaps >> others > on >> the SSTC have as well?). > > Yes, I've seen a few iterations of it, and have discussed some of the > alternative schema formulations with Don. There are always multiple > ways of > doing things, and I think the principal need from the SSTC (apart > from vocal > support) is feedback as to how best to achieve WS-Federation goals > while > also making life easy for existing implementations. Agreed on all points, including the vocal support! >> Can we spend a few moments on the next SSTC call >> discussing ways to ensure that the SAML metadata spec is fully >> prepared > for >> this kind of referencing, and any related harmonization issues/ >> comments? > > My feedback to Don has been that there are some relatively minor > errata to > SAML2Meta that would be useful to clarify the intent for reuse of some > existing constructs, some of which have already been reused by both > official > and unofficial profiles, one of which is an OASIS standard . > > Any objections that I could imagine, which are non-technical, have > already > been trumped by our own past extension work. > > -- Scott > >  http://wiki.oasis-open.org/security/SstcSaml1xMetadata Cool. So hopefully we can chat about this on the 12th, and again, if anyone's interested in roping Don into that conversation, I'm happy to invite him. Eve Eve Maler +1 425 947 4522 Principal Engineer eve.maler @ sun.com Business Alliances group Sun Microsystems, Inc.