NameID wihtout a Format - How to Map Attribute?

Martin Haase Martin.Haase at
Tue Mar 13 03:57:17 EDT 2018

Hi folks,

this IdP sends a <NameID> without a "Format" attribute. SAML specs say
that "if no Format value is provided, then the value
urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.0:nameid-format:unspecified ... is in effect".
Thus I would expect to be able to write this in attribute-map.xml on the
SP side:

name="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.0:nameid-format:unspecified" id="some_id">
        <AttributeDecoder xsi:type="NameIDAttributeDecoder"
formatter="$Name" />

...but it does not seem to return the NameID as an attribute. Leaving
aside interoperability, how must the SP be configured to accomodate a
SAML message from this particular IdP?



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