NameID Decoding

James Bardin jbardin at
Thu Sep 8 01:01:22 BST 2011

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM, It Meme <it.meme01 at> wrote:

> Why would an application, like service-now, keen on the NameId?

Yeah, Service-now ignores all SAML attributes, and only takes the
NameID from the Subject.

You need to create a new Attribute Definition, and encode an email or
username for them using a different format.

  nameFormat="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified" />

James Bardin <jbardin at>
Systems Engineer
Boston University IS&T

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