attribute-resolver question

Nate Klingenstein ndk at
Tue Jan 26 17:04:27 UTC 2021


Those are XML prefixes, which are mapped to XML namespaces in elements.  The use of prefixes was discontinued because they were largely superfluous and confusing, and in all modern versions of the software, you can use "Simple" without an XML namespace qualifier.

In 4.0.1, you don't even need to explicitly define Simple attributes in most cases.  A few exceptions to that rule exist, but if you don't have those requirements, you can probably get rid of the AttributeDefinitions entirely.  Otherwise, you can simply get rid of the ad: prefix.

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-----Original message-----
From: Donald Lohr
Sent: Tuesday, January 26 2021, 10:01 am
To: Shib Users
Subject: attribute-resolver question

    On the Shibboleth wiki, I see definitions like:

<AttributeDefinition xsi:type="ad:Simple" id="eduPersonEntitlement">


<AttributeDefinition xsi:type="Simple" id="mobileNumber">

        What's the ad: designation in front of Simple mean?

      I've looked some on the wiki to find an explanation, but have not
      been successful.



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