IdP access to server environment variables

Chad La Joie lajoie at
Fri Sep 30 15:09:02 BST 2011

The API for the login handler is as documented.

The IdP will not attempt to store information from the Servlet
container in any capacity.  If you have some special requirement for
the environment that the container makes available then that's between
you and the container.

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 10:01, Liam Hoekenga <liamr at> wrote:
>> You'll have to work with your container.  The IdP has absolutely no
>> control over what appears in the Servlet request.
> I think I figured this bit out, and I think I need to follow Jim's
> suggestion in modifying the login handler.  The environment variable
> is only going to be available in the locations protect by the SSO,
> which after another recent conversation with you guys, I reduced to
> /idp/Authn/.
> Am I limited to the declarations in LoginHandler (of which the most
> likely candidate would be AUTHENTICATION_METHOD_KEY, tho I don't think
> that's really an appropriate place to put this)?  Or can I use my own
> attribute names with httpRequest.setAttribute, and expect they'll make
> it in to /some/ context?
> Liam
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