|“||[a] logical expression specifying a program state that must exist or a set of conditions that program variables must satisfy at a particular point during program execution.||”|
An assertion is
|“||[a] statement from a verifier to a relying party that contains identity information about a subscriber. Assertions may also contain verified attributes. Assertions may be digitally signed objects or they may be obtained from a trusted source by a secure protocol.||”|
Overview (Security) Edit
Assertions can be used to pass information about the claimant or the e-authentication process from the verifier to a relying party. Assertions contain, at a minimum, the name of the claimant, as well as identifying information that permits recovery of registration records. A relying party trusts an assertion based on the source, the time of creation, and attributes associated with the claimant.