A set of built-in transcoders supporting SAML 1 <Attribute> and <AttributeDesignator> objects is provided that support the most frequently needed value types. Most of them support a common set of properties, documented below; a few other properties are defined for specific transcoder types. Since they largely all do the same thing in the same way, they're documented here together.
A particular property of the SAML schema is that <AttributeDesignator> cannot have values while <Attribute> MUST have them, so there are some built-in enforcement checks.
Note that <AttributeDesignator> elements can be mapped to and from IdPRequestedAttribute objects but the conversion is lossy due to the lack of an isRequired property in SAML and the inability to express requested values.
The <Attribute>AttributeNamespace to map to and from
Whether to encode values with an xsi:type attached
There are 4 built-in subtypes of SAML 1 transcoders, as follows. Each one is predefined as a Spring bean for use in rules using the "short" name of the class, as enumerated in the TranscodingRuleConfiguration reference section.
The simplest and most commonly used transcoder, it supports encoding and decoding internal values from and to the StringAttributeValue class. It supports no additional properties.
It supports encoding and decoding internal values from and to the ScopedStringAttributeValue class. It supports the following additional properties (all optional):
"inline" or "attribute"
The "style"/syntax with which to encode and decode the scope portion
The name of the XML attribute to encode and decode the scope portion when saml1.scopeType is "attribute"
The character(s) to use to separate the value and scope when saml1.scopeType is "inline"
It supports encoding and decoding internal values from and to the ByteAttributeValue class, with a base64 transform applied. It supports no additional properties.
It supports encoding and decoding internal values from and to the XMLObjectAttributeValue class. It supports the following additional properties (all optional):
When decoding, controls whether the decoded XMLObject is actually the <AttributeValue> element itself, or its child element