3.1.1 Abstract Data Model

This section describes a conceptual model of possible data organization that an implementation maintains to participate in this protocol. The described organization is provided to facilitate the explanation of how the protocol behaves. This document does not mandate that implementations adhere to this model as long as their external behavior is consistent with that described in this document.

The SAMLPR Protocol enables proxy servers to have STS servers perform operations requiring state held at the STS server. Other than standard SOAP request/response protocol state that is not specific to this protocol, no state about the protocol is maintained at either the protocol client or server.