Identity Assurance Hub Service Profile: Authentication Contexts
- Cabinet Office
- Part of:
- Identity assurance: delivering trusted transactions and Central government efficiency
- 24 July 2013
This specification describes the authentication contexts to be used together with the Hub Service SAML 2.0 Profile.
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The Identity Assurance Hub Service SAML Profile describes the methods used and the rules applied to the authentication process from the perspective of identity providers, service providers and matching services.
All services connecting to the Identity Assurance (IDA) Hub Service have to follow the SAML specification.
When requesting authentication for an individual or responding to that request, the level of assurance needs to be specified. This document describes how the level of assurance is specified and recorded in interactions between the hub services, identity providers and service providers.
Published: 24 July 2013