Friday, September 28, 2007

Encrypted Protocol Messages

Zlango defines a 'universal icon language', emoticons having been deemed to provide insufficient cuteness for real business messaging.

At the top is a SAML protocol message translated into Zlango-ese. Undeniably way more fun than plain ol' XML.

Any guess as to the message?

Hint: Below is the same message with captions turned on.

Answer: it's an <AuthnRequest> in which the SP is stipulating that the IDP should not actively interact with the user for authentication, and username/password is unacceptable.

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