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The Shibboleth 2.x software has reached its End of Life and is no longer supported. This documentation is available for historical purposes only. See the IDP4 and SP3 wiki spaces for current documentation on the supported versions.

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The general overview of the side is here:

To configure Shibboleth to work with

  • Configure your IdP to not encrypt assertions or nameIDs
  • Configure your IdP to release the user's email address as the NameID with a name format of



It is important to note here that you don't want encrypted assertions nor encrypted nameIDs

<RelyingParty id="" provider="" defaultAuthenticationMethod="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:PasswordProtectedTransport"
        <ProfileConfiguration xsi:type="saml:SAML2SSOProfile" encryptAssertions="never" encryptNameIds="never" />


<resolver:AttributeDefinition id="mailNameId" xsi:type="Simple" xmlns="urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver:ad">
        <resolver:Dependency ref="email" />
        <resolver:AttributeEncoder xsi:type="SAML2StringNameID" xmlns="urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:attribute:encoder"
            nameFormat="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress" />
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