As you prepare for compliance, please note some important changes to the Federation Rules. 


Two new attributes, SAMLSubjectID and SAMLPairwiseID, have been added to the AAF core attributes, see Federation Rules, APPENDIX 1 CORE ATTRIBUTES.  


Both attributes will be used as future replacements for both the eduPersonTargetedID and auEduPersonSharedToken. These will be provided to members as part of the Shibboleth V5 upgrade later in 2024. More information will be provided soon regarding this upgrade.  

The eduPersonAssurance value is also changing to align with the values defined in the REFEDS Assurance Framework version 2.0. 


You are not expected to have these attributes in place for this Compliance round however we do require IdP’s to have these attributes in place by June 2025. 

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