Non unique attribute mapping in Federation

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    I am curious when using a remote IDP and a hosted SP (OpenAM) for federation, if the attribute you provide for mapping is not unique (multiple accounts contain the same value for the field you are mapping), how does OpenAM respond?

     Scott Heger

    Ultimately OpenAM will not be able to create a local session for the user since it cannot uniquely identify the authenticated user. I haven’t dug through the code to see what the exact error message would be. Of course you would be wise to prevent this sort of thing by setting up attribute uniqueness in your local user repository if it supports that….depending on what your local repo is.

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