Shibboleth Identity Provider Security Advisory [4 October 2017]

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Thu Oct 5 11:21:13 EDT 2017

> Sure, which is why I wouldn't want to have to instruct metadata
> consumers to also manually configure an extra TLS trust anchor only
> because the *signed* metadata we're publishing is /also/ available via
> HTTPS. Mostly because they might "forget" to configure our real trust
> anchor -- the signature validation certificate -- after having
> configured TLS trust anchor.

I would be against any model where you had to configure the TLS layer only to just ignore it in favor of the signature, so I don't see that happening but we need to be aware of it.

OTOH, I'm not sure I would be against us wiring in the HTTP client to require something be configured *unless* the disegardTLSWhatever flag was also set. If the TLS layer isn't being ignored I would probably want us to require the trust settings be explicit.

-- Scott

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