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The Mapped attribute definition performs a many-to-many mapping from source attributes values according to a series of mapping statements. If an input value matches no mapping rule, then a default can be provided.

Schema Name and Location

This xsi:type is defined by the urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver namespace 3.3, the schema for which can be located at

Prior to V3.3 supplied plugins were defined by a schema type in the urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver:ad namespace, the schema for which is located at This is still supported, but every element or type in the old namespace has an equivalently named (but not necessarily identical) version in the urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver namespace. The use of the urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:resolver namespace also allows a relaxation of the ordering requirements of child elements to reduce strictness.


Any of the common attributes can be specified.

Child Elements

Any of the common child elements can be specified. In addition the following elements are supported:

<DefaultValue>0 or 1Describes the action to be taken if any input value does not match one of the <ValueMap> SourceValue elements that follow. If the passThru attribute is set to "true", then the input value is passed through untouched, otherwise the contents of the element are used as the default value.
<ValueMap>1 or moreSee below.


The <ValueMap> element supports two child elements:

1The content is used as the output value if any of the source values match. Replacement rules from java.util.regex.Matcher.replaceAll(java.lang.String) apply.
1 or more

The content is matched against each input value and if it matches, then the mapped <ReturnValue> is output. The mapping process depends on the value of the partialMatch attribute, which defaults to false.

If set to true, then the source value is checked for containment within the input value, and if so, the return value replaces the original.

If set to false, then the source value is a Java Regular Expression applied to the input value, and if a match, then the return value is applied as a replacement, with all matches replaced by the return value.

The ignoreCase attribute (default false) allows case insensitive comparisons to be made. This is only valid for regular expression matching (i.e., if partialMatch is false).


<AttributeDefinition id="mapped" xsi:type="Mapped">
    <InputAttributeDefinition ref="uid" />
    <DefaultValue passThru="true"/>
		<SourceValue partialMatch="true">fred</SourceValue>
		<SourceValue ignoreCase="true">Ignore.+Case.+When.+Comparing</SourceValue>
    <AttributeEncoder xsi:type="SAML2String" name="" friendlyName="Mapped" encodeType="false" />