Attribute Release Policy v20160912

Management of attribute release to Service Providers has been delegated to the Federation Operator in terms of the Participation Agreement. Through a community consensus process, the following attribute release profiles have been approved:


The release profile used when no other attribute release policy is defined:

Research & Scholarship

The release profile used when a service provider is tagged with the research and scholarship entity category (, but no service-specific attribute release policy is specified:


Individual service providers can negotiate an attribute release policy on a per-entity basis, based on the principle of minimality — requested attributes must be adequate, relevant, and not excessive.

A list of all supported attributes is available.

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