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Essential Attribute Bundle

IdPs are encouraged to release the essential attribute bundle to the broadest class of SPs possible (subject to policy):

  • Identifier
    • eduPersonPrincipalName
  • Mail attribute
    • mail
  • Person name attributes
    • displayName
    • givenName
    • sn (surname)

An Important Consequence of Releasing the Essential Attribute Bundle

If your deployment of eduPersonPrincipalName is non-reassigned, and your IdP releases the essential attribute bundle to all SPs, then your IdP supports the Research & Scholarship Category as a side effect, without further configuration.

It is straightforward to configure a Shibboleth IdP to release the essential attribute bundle to any SP.

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