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The Shibboleth IdP V3 software has reached its End of Life and is no longer supported. This documentation is available for historical purposes only. See the IDP4 wiki space for current documentation on the supported version.

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The SubjectDerivedAttribute 3.3 attribute definition exposes attributes values derived from the Java Subject(s) produced by the authentication flow(s) used to authenticate the subject of the profile request.

A configuration shortcut allows for the values from any IdPAttribute objects contained inside IdPAttributePrincipal objects to be pulled out, which is an effective way to tunnel attribute data from outside the IdP provided by the External authentication flow.

Schema Name and Location

This xsi:type is defined by the urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver namespace, the schema for which is located at


Any of the common attributes can be specified.

Additionally exactly one of the following must be provided (but not both):

stringThe name of an attribute found inside an IdPAttributePrincipal contained in one of the authenticated Subject(s)
Bean referenceThe name of a Spring Bean implementing Function<Principal, List<IdPAttributeValue>>, this function will be invoked for each Principal found within the authenticated Subject(s)

Child Elements

Any of the common child elements can be specified. Note that this attribute definition does not require a <Dependency> child element since the information is not resolved from a dependent attribute. If any are supplied, then they are ignored.


<AttributeDefinition xsi:type="SubjectDerivedAttribute" id="PD1" principalAttributeName="Whatever">
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