Subject: FYI: "An IANA Registry for SAML 2.0 Level of Assurance ContextClasses"
Just spotted, possibly of interest to the SAML TC members, as germane to the CS spec: "An IANA Registry for SAML 2.0 Level of Assurance Context Classes"  This document establishes an IANA registry for Level of Assurance Context Classes for SAML 2.0. The registry is intended to be used as an aid to discovering such LoA definitions. Introduction This document establishes an IANA registry for Level of Assurance Context Profiles for SAML 2.0. Such objects are XML schema definitions that fulfil the requirements of sstc-saml-loa-authncontext-profile-draft-01 [OASIS.sstc.saml-loa-authncontext-profile-draft-01]. Quoting from this specification we find the following definition of the concept of level of assurance: 'Many existing (and potential) SAML federation deployments have adopted a "levels of assurance" (or LOA) model for categorizing the wide variety of authentication methods into a small number of levels, typically based on some notion of the strength of the authentication. Federation members (service providers or "relying parties") then decide which level of assurance is required to access specific protected resources, based on some assessment of "value" or "risk".' Several so called trust frameworks and identity federations now exist, some of which define one or more LoAs. The purpose of this specification is to create an IANA registry where such LoA definitions can be discovered. [rcc, refs: http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/Post2.0/sstc-saml-assurance-profile-cs-01.html http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/28706/sstc-saml-loa-authncontext-profile-draft-01.pdf http://wiki.oasis-open.org/security/SAML2LOAAuthnCtxProfile http://groups.google.com/group/simplesamlphp/browse_thread/thread/14d9491d7711e738?pli=1 ] - rcc  refs From: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-johansson-loa-registry-00.txt Title: An IANA Registry for SAML 2.0 Level of Assurance Context Classes Reference: IETF Internet Draft, draft-johansson-loa-registry-00 Date: April 2, 2011 Data Tracker: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-johansson-loa-registry/ Tracker Listing: http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/draft-johansson-loa-registry/ Tools: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-johansson-loa-registry-00 (HTML) Announced: http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/i-d-announce/current/msg37113.html -- Robin Cover Interim TC Administrator OASIS, Director of Information Services Editor, Cover Pages and XML Daily Newslink Email: email@example.com Staff bio: http://www.oasis-open.org/who/staff.php#cover Cover Pages: http://xml.coverpages.org/ Newsletter: http://xml.coverpages.org/newsletterArchive.html Tel: +1 972-296-1783