Australian Access Federation Support Desk

What field is recommended to store the ORCiD attribute in? What scheme defines this field?

by Melroy Almeida Follow

The eduPersonOrcid attribute has recently been defined in the eduPersonschema (2016/02). The OID for eduPersonOrcid is 


For organisations running IdP version 2 who wish to make this attribute available to federation services you have three actions 

1. Add the attribute definition to your LDAP or Active Directory server and populate with user's ORCIDs 


2. Add the following AttributeDefinition to your attribute-resolver.xml 

<!-- eduPersonOrcid --> 

<resolver:AttributeDefinition id="eduPersonOrcid" xsi:type="ad:Simple" sourceAttributeID="eduPersonOrcid">

    <resolver:Dependency ref="ldap" />

    <resolver:AttributeEncoder xsi:type="enc:SAML1String" name="urn:oid:" />

    <resolver:AttributeEncoder xsi:type="enc:SAML2String" name="urn:oid:" friendlyName="eduPersonOrcid"/>



3.  In the Federation Registry add eduPersonOrcid as an attribute that your IdP is willing to release. This will modify the attribute-filter.xml generated by FR for your IdP. 

To add "eduPersonOrcid" attribute to the IdP in the FR,

1) Login to the AAF Federation Registry

2) Select your Identity Provider

3) Select SAML tab and then select the Attribute sub-tab

4) Scroll down the bottom of the page, click Add Attribute

5) Select eduPersonOrcid from the optional list , click "Add" button to add the attribute


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