meta attributes (was: IdPv3 - eduPersonTargetedID - How to define and release this attribute?)

Paul Caskey pcaskey at internet2.edu
Mon Apr 4 13:58:24 EDT 2016


+1 for attribute names as URLs...


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> From: users [mailto:users-bounces at shibboleth.net] On Behalf Of Nate
> Klingenstein
> Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 12:48 PM
> To: Shib Users <users at shibboleth.net>
> Subject: Re: meta attributes (was: IdPv3 - eduPersonTargetedID - How to
> define and release this attribute?)
> 
> > Not sure what you mean by a central "look aside" behavior here.
> 
> Given the number of “sort of”s, I’m guessing it’s an allusion to the “every
> attribute should be resolvable into a schematic description of its semantics”
> that I wrote in my dogma crossed with a central location where those
> attributes are defined.
> 
> The benefits from this sort of thing would be small at first, but I think other
> federations in other countries have demonstrated the value of aggregating
> more information about federated interactions and configurations.
> 
> The last time I brought something like this up in general was December 2014
> or something on the MACE-Dir list when I suggested we define URL-based
> names for eduPerson attributes as well.  That wasn’t well received, and I
> gave up then.
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