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What is the significance purpose of "urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:unspecified" authentication context? RRS feed

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    There are different authentication context, what is the purpose of "urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:unspecified". Kindly assist.

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    I will be really thankful.


    Regards, S.P Singh

    Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:19 AM

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  • Well, it is used when we don't know what is the authentication method.

    Maybe you can tell us more on what is your scenario. You seem to be interested in those authentication context things (you have two threads about them). So what is it you are trying to do? What is the application requirements? Or what is the problem you are trying to solve? Maybe we'll be more detailed in our responses :)


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    • Marked as answer by S.P Singh Monday, September 2, 2019 1:53 PM
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:47 PM

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  • It is described here: http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/saml-authn-context-2.0-os.pdf


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    • Proposed as answer by Jorrk Friday, August 16, 2019 11:58 AM
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:30 PM
  • I have checked this document and following line in mention "The Unspecified class indicates that the authentication was performed by unspecified means"

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    Nothing is clear from the description, kindly assist to enlighten the given description.  I will be really thankful.


    Regards, S.P Singh

    Monday, August 19, 2019 11:31 AM
  • Well, it is used when we don't know what is the authentication method.

    Maybe you can tell us more on what is your scenario. You seem to be interested in those authentication context things (you have two threads about them). So what is it you are trying to do? What is the application requirements? Or what is the problem you are trying to solve? Maybe we'll be more detailed in our responses :)


    Note: Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    • Marked as answer by S.P Singh Monday, September 2, 2019 1:53 PM
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:47 PM