Help with InCommon and National Student Clearing House

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Thu Sep 29 12:17:19 UTC 2022

>    I forgot InCommon forces its own members to deploy local hacks to work
>    around that fact in order to have them interop with other InCommon
>    member SPs.

There are few federated SPs that even rely on NameID to begin with (and none that we want doing it). It's the cloud services that use it, and they don't rely on Format the majority of the time, so the Format will vary by IdP.

There just isn't any way to leverage NameIDFormat for bilteral services when the metadata has to be uniform.

There are a few (badly operating) SPs that register unique entities for each customer, so that's an outlier, but also not a pattern to emulate really.

-- Scott

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