Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How to access Shibboleth as SP built in variables in your Application?

Most of the variables created by the SP are controlled by you, and correspond to mapped attributes. A few are built into the SP and can't be renamed.

Variable
Meaning
Shib-Application-ID
The applicationId property derived for the request.
Shib-Session-ID
The internal session key assigned to the session associated with the request.
Shib-Identity-Provider
The entityID of the IdP that authenticated the user associated with the request.
Shib-Authentication-Instant
The ISO timestamp provided by the IdP indicating the time of authentication.
Shib-Authentication-Method
The AuthenticationMethod or <AuthnContextClassRef> value supplied by the IdP, if any.
Shib-AuthnContext-Class
The AuthenticationMethod or <AuthnContextClassRef> value supplied by the IdP, if any.
Shib-AuthnContext-Decl

The 
<AuthnContextDeclRef> value supplied by the IdP, if any.


We can access all these variable as header in JAVA application.
Eg:
    request.getHeader("Shib-Identity-Provider")
   request.getHeader("Shib-Session-ID")

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