Interface AttributeResolver

All Superinterfaces:
Component, IdentifiedComponent
All Known Implementing Classes:
AttributeResolverImpl

@ThreadSafe
public interface AttributeResolver
extends IdentifiedComponent
A component that resolves the attributes for a particular subject.

Note WellThis class is about attribute resolution, that is to say the summoning up of attributes in response to the exigies of the provided context. It does not implement net.shibboleth.utilities.java.support.resolver.Resolver which is about summoning up bits of generic data from the configuration (e.g., metadata) in response to specific net.shibboleth.utilities.java.support.resolver.Criterion.

  • Method Details

    • resolveAttributes

      void resolveAttributes​(@Nonnull AttributeResolutionContext resolutionContext) throws ResolutionException
      Resolves the attribute for the give request. Note, if attributes are requested, AttributeResolutionContext.getRequestedIdPAttributeNames(), the resolver will not fail if they can not be resolved. This information serves only as a hint to the resolver to, potentially, optimize the resolution of attributes.
      Parameters:
      resolutionContext - the attribute resolution context that identifies the request subject and accumulates the resolved attributes
      Throws:
      ResolutionException - thrown if there is a problem resolving the attributes for the subject