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  • Q: Does RAF impose requirements on user authentication?
    • A: No, you may consider using RAF together with authentication profiles like REFEDS MFA/SFA.
  • Q: Does RAF cover non-person identities such as automated bots or hosts?
    • A: No, RAF purely deals with user accounts which belong to a single, natural person. Functional/Shared accounts are not in the scope either.
  • Q: Is RAF reflected in federation metadata?
    • A: No, compliance to RAF is asserted by using the eduPersonAssurance attribute.

Test SPs

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Testing your SAML Identity Provider

To test whether your Identity Provider releases RAF values (eduPersonAssurance attribute)

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you can use the SWITCHaai’s attribute test service

User instructions:

  1. Go to SWITCHaai’s attribute test service and select your home organization
  2. Log in using username and password
  3. Attributes being released are shown on the main page