ComputedId data connector generates an attribute from the (usually SHA-1) digest of the requesting entityID, an attribute value, and a salt that must be kept secret to prevent off-line generation of the hashes to recover the underlying attribute value.
The attribute value is therefore opaque and unique per user, per relying party, suitable for use as a SAML "persistent" NameID or "pairwise-id" Subject Attribute.
xsi:type is defined by the
urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver schema 3.3, located at http://shibboleth.net/schema/idp/shibboleth-attribute-resolver.xsd
Prior to V3.3 supplied plugins were defined by a schema type (xsi:type) in the
urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver:dc namespace, the schema for which is located at http://shibboleth.net/schema/idp/shibboleth-attribute-resolver-dc.xsd. This is still supported, but every element or type in the
urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver:dc namespace has an equivalently named (but not necessarily identical) version in the
urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver namespace. The use of the
urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver namespace also allows a relaxation of the ordering requirements of child elements to reduce strictness.\
Any of the common attributes can be specified. In addition the following attributes are supported:
|string||ID of the connector||The id of the IdPAttribute that is generated|
DEPRECATED in V3.4
The id of the IdPAttribute used as input to the computed ID, required for older versions
|string. required||A salt, of at least 16 bytes, used in the computed ID|
|string||BASE64||Controls the eventual text encoding of the value, this should be set to "BASE32" for new deployments (see the warning box about case sensitivity under PersistentNameIDGenerationConfiguration)|
|string||SHA||Controls the digest algorithm applied|
Prior to release 3.3 the parser mishandled the provided salt and stripped trailing and leading spaces from it, see case IDP-982. This rendered the values incompatible with those used in V2.
A workaround is to indirect through a property: for instance:
Any of the common child elements can be specified.
The example produces a hashed value using an input value "Foo" from a DataConnector named "DataSourceForFoo".
<DataConnector id="ComputedIDConnector" xsi:type="ComputedId" generatedAttributeID="ComputedID" salt="abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz" encoding="BASE32"> <InputDataConnector ref="DataSourceForFoo" attributeNames="Foo" /> </DataConnector>