|Applies To||Federated Identity Management Module 3.1|
|Issue||FIM throws a NullPointerException parsing an attrname-format of type unspecified|
FIM throws the following error when processing an assertion.
This error occurs if there is no nameformat tag indicating the type of format used in the assertion. This behaviour is not expected. The SAML specification indicates that if no nameformat tag is associated with an attribute type the default format of ATTRNAME_FORMAT_UNSPECIFIED should be applied.
|Resolution||This issue has been resolved in a hotfix. Contact RSA Customer Support and request hotfix 18.104.22.168 for FIM 3.11. This will allow formats in the form urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:attrname-format:unspecified to be correctly identified.|
|Notes||The plug-in must still be written to parse the unspecified name-format type. Typically these should be interpreted as type basic, but the application may have to determine this from the context. If hotfix 22.214.171.124 is applied the default CTBasicAttributePlugin will parse the unspecified type.|
|Legacy Article ID||a36921|