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Research & Scholarship Attribute Bundle

Identity providers are encouraged to release the R&S attribute bundle to all R&S service providers:

  • Identifiers
    • eduPersonPrincipalName
    • eduPersonTargetedID
  • Mail attribute
    • mail
  • Person name attributes
    • displayName
    • givenName
    • sn (surname)
  • Authorization attribute
    • eduPersonScopedAffiliation

Supporting the Research & Scholarship Category

An identity provider (IdP) supports the Research & Scholarship (R&S) Category if, for some subset of the IdP's user population, the IdP releases a minimal subset of the R&S attribute bundle to R&S service providers without administrative involvement, either automatically or subject to user consent.

Minimal Subset of the R&S Attribute Bundle

The following attributes constitute a minimal subset of the R&S attribute bundle:

  • eduPersonPrincipalName
  • mail
  • displayName OR (givenName AND sn)

For the purposes of access control, a non-reassigned persistent identifier is REQUIRED. If your deployment of eduPersonPrincipalName is non-reassigned, it will suffice. Otherwise you MUST release eduPersonTargetedID (which is non-reassigned by definition) in addition to eduPersonPrincipalName. In any case, release of both identifiers is RECOMMENDED.

An Optimization

If a service provider lists any of the person name attributes in metadata, the identity provider MUST release some form of person name, either displayName or givenName + sn. Beyond that, an identity provider is NOT REQUIRED to release any attribute not listed in metadata.

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