Identity Assurance Hub Service Profile: Authentication Contexts

This specification describes the authentication contexts to be used together with the Hub Service SAML 2.0 Profile.


Identity Assurance Hub Service Profile - Authentication Contexts v1.2a

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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