Re: [KAML] Re: Chicago bar-BOF summary

"Henry B. Hotz" <hotz@jpl.nasa.gov> Wed, 12 September 2007 18:15 UTC

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From: "Henry B. Hotz" <hotz@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: [KAML] Re: Chicago bar-BOF summary
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:15:40 -0700
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Jeffrey Altman just posted a link on the krbdev list.  I guess it's  
no longer even nominally proprietary.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnkerb/html/MSDN_PAC.asp

On Sep 12, 2007, at 12:12 AM, Leif Johansson wrote:

>
>>
>> I would be happier with this solution if the PAC format were at least
>> an informational RFC.  The format is now well known and widely
>> implemented, but AFAIK the description document isn't available
>> without all the old warnings.  People have also found in practice  
>> that
>> the PAC scales to an unpleasant size in many real deployments.
>
> What we are trying to do here is probably a bit more general than  
> PAC which afaik contains information about group membership. By  
> comparison a SAML attribute assertion is far more portable, based  
> on published standards and equiped with more expressive power. In  
> addition SAML is a very short stretch for MSFT to implement at  
> least technically.
>
>     Cheers Leif

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