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Attribute: eduPersonScopedAffiliation

Subject’s role at their home organisation — see eduPersonAffiliation.

Attribute Definition

Friendly Name eduPersonScopedAffiliation
OID urn:oid:

Subject’s role at their home organisation — see eduPersonAffiliation.


Multi-valued, scoped, controlled vocabulary per eduPersonAffiliation. The intention of eduPersonScopedAffiliation is to allow more granular affiliation information to be provided — eduPersonAffiliation describes the principal’s relationship to an entire institution; eduPersonScopedAffiliation can describe a relationship to a particular faculty, school, or division.

The scope portion must match one of the <shibmd:Scope> elements in the identity provider’s metadata. Multiple <shibmd:Scope> elements may be required if sub-institutional scopes are used.

eduPersonScopedAffiliation will be generated by SAFIRE from eduPersonAffiliation and schacHomeOrganization if not supplied by the identity provider. However, this usage is deprecated and will be discontinued from 1 September 2021.

Additional Notes eduPersonScopedAffiliation is fairly widely shared and not generally considered personally identifying information. For this reason care must be taken to ensure that the affiliation information asserted via this attribute is not too granular: faculty level information is appropriate but departmental level has the potential to inadvertently leak personal information.

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