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Subject: Re: [security-services] EntityDescriptorType ID attribute

>> The EntityDescriptorType complex type contains an optional attribute
>> 'ID'.
>> SAML2Meta is clear that the value of this attribute can only be
>> assumed to be document-unique. Would it be harmful to profile the use
>> of this attribute to be globally unique? If so, would an extension be
>> a better strategy?
> Is this about making entities unique or recognizing when they're  
> not? This
> reminds me of the French recently asking me to convert my metadata
> generation to rely on a stable ID value instead of a random one.

It's about making an instance of an <EntityDescriptor> unique; i.e.,  
similar semantics to an X.509 certificate's serial number.


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