SAML2 Attribute Release

Attribute filtering and release policies are defined per SAML service. See this guide for more info.

A few additional policies specific to SAML services are also provided below.

InCommon Research and Scholarship

A specific attribute release policy is available to release the attribute bundles needed for InCommon’s Research and Scholarship service providers:

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{
  "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.SamlRegisteredService",
  "serviceId": "entity-ids-allowed-via-regex",
  "name": "SAML",
  "id": 10,
  "metadataLocation": "path/to/incommon/metadata.xml",
  "attributeReleasePolicy": {
    "@class": "org.apereo.cas.services.ChainingAttributeReleasePolicy",
    "policies": [ "java.util.ArrayList",
      [
         {"@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.InCommonRSAttributeReleasePolicy"},
         {"@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.RefedsRSAttributeReleasePolicy"}
      ]
    ]
  }
}

Groovy Script

This policy allows a Groovy script to calculate the collection of released attributes.

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{
  "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.SamlRegisteredService",
  "serviceId": "entity-ids-allowed-via-regex",
  "name": "SAML",
  "id": 10,
  "metadataLocation": "path/to/incommon/metadata.xml",
  "attributeReleasePolicy": {
    "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.GroovySamlRegisteredServiceAttributeReleasePolicy",
    "groovyScript": "file:/etc/cas/config/script.groovy"
  }
}

The outline of the script may be designed as:

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import java.util.*
import org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.*
import org.apereo.cas.support.saml.*

def Map<String, Object> run(final Object... args) {
    def attributes = args[0]
    def service = args[1]
    def resolver = args[2]
    def facade = args[3]
    def entityDescriptor = args[4]
    def applicationContext = args[5]
    def logger = args[6]
    ...
    return null;
}

The following parameters are passed to the script:

Parameter Description
attributes Map of current attributes resolved and available for release.
service The SAML service definition matched in the service registry.
resolver The metadata resolver instance of this service provider.
facade A wrapper on top of the metadata resolver that allows access to utility functions.
entityDescriptor The EntityDescriptor object matched and linked to this service provider’s metadata.
applicationContext CAS application context allowing direct access to beans, etc.
logger The object responsible for issuing log messages such as logger.info(...).

An example script follows:

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import java.util.*
import org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.*
import org.apereo.cas.support.saml.*

def Map<String, Object> run(final Object... args) {
    def attributes = args[0]
    def service = args[1]
    def resolver = args[2]
    def facade = args[3]
    def entityDescriptor = args[4]
    def applicationContext = args[5]
    def logger = args[6]

    if (entityDescriptor.entityId == "TestingSAMLApplication") {
      return [username:["something"], another:"attribute"]
    }
    return [:]
}

Pattern Matching Entity Ids

In the event that an aggregate is defined containing multiple entity ids, the below attribute release policy may be used to release a collection of allowed attributes to entity ids grouped together by a regular expression pattern:

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{
  "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.SamlRegisteredService",
  "serviceId": "entity-ids-allowed-via-regex",
  "name": "SAML",
  "id": 10,
  "metadataLocation": "path/to/incommon/metadata.xml",
  "attributeReleasePolicy": {
    "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.PatternMatchingEntityIdAttributeReleasePolicy",
    "allowedAttributes" : [ "java.util.ArrayList", [ "cn", "mail", "sn" ] ],
    "fullMatch" : "true",
    "entityIds" : "entityId1|entityId2|somewhere.+"
  }
}

Entity Attributes Filter

This attribute release policy authorizes the release of defined attributes, provided the accompanying metadata for the service provider contains attributes that match certain values.

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{
  "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.SamlRegisteredService",
  "serviceId": "entity-ids-allowed-via-regex",
  "name": "SAML",
  "id": 10,
  "metadataLocation": "path/to/metadata.xml",
  "attributeReleasePolicy": {
    "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.MetadataEntityAttributesAttributeReleasePolicy",
    "allowedAttributes" : [ "java.util.ArrayList", [ "cn", "mail", "sn" ] ],
    "entityAttributeValues" : [ "java.util.LinkedHashSet", [ "entity-attribute-value" ] ],
    "entityAttribute" : "http://somewhere.org/category-x",
    "entityAttributeFormat" : "urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:attrname-format:unspecified"
  }
}

The specification of entityAttributeFormat is optional.

Requested Attributes Filter

This attribute release policy authorizes the release of defined attributes, based on the accompanying metadata for the service provider having requested attributes as part of its AttributeConsumingService element.

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{
  "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.SamlRegisteredService",
  "serviceId": "entity-ids-allowed-via-regex",
  "name": "SAML",
  "id": 10,
  "metadataLocation": "path/to/metadata.xml",
  "attributeReleasePolicy": {
    "@class": "org.apereo.cas.support.saml.services.MetadataRequestedAttributesAttributeReleasePolicy",
    "useFriendlyName" : false
  }
}

The useFriendlyName allows the filter to compare the requested attribute’s friendly name with the resolved attribute.