Understanding flow / federation

Bo Lorentsen bl at moch.dk
Mon Sep 24 11:28:05 EDT 2012

On 2012-09-24 17:05, Cantor, Scott wrote:
> Yes. You *cannot* do that with the stock IdP because the IdP is not 
> also an SP. Our IdP and SP are two different code bases that have 
> totally different target niches. Other implementations include both in 
> one language/environment so they can be more easily glued together in 
> one package.
Ok, that explain some of my confusion ...

I was expecting to make, what I thought was a federation (a group of 
idP's holding each there own user base and auth method).

I had hoped that the idP would not care how to get the auth, as long as 
it was a service it knew of.

So, I can only make make a federation using like 2 * MS ADFS2 and then 
maybe use the shibboleth-sp to take care of the rest ? What one do not 
do to get rid of the MS environment :-)

Thanks for letting me know !


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