Available in stable development 1.17

Upgrade notes for SimpleSAMLphp 1.17

The minimum PHP version required is now PHP 5.5.

All (remaining) classes have been changed to use namespaces. There are mappings from the legacy names so calling code should keep working. Custom code (e.g. modules) that test for class names explicitly, e.g. when catching specific exceptions, may need to be changed.

The possibility to omit sending a NameIDPolicy in authentication requests has been reintroduced by setting NameIDPolicy to false. The preferred way is to configure it as an array [ 'Format' => format, 'AllowCreate' => true/false ], which is now also the format used in the saml:NameIDPolicy variable in the state array.

Code, config and documentation have switched to using the modern PHP array syntax. This should not have an impact as both will remain working equally, but the code examples and config templates look slightly different. The following are equivalent:

// Old style array syntax
$config = array(
    'authproc' => array(
        60 => 'class:etc'
    'other example' => 1

// Current style array syntax
$config = [
    'authproc' => [
        60 => 'class:etc'
    'other example' => 1

Finally, a new experimental user interface has been introduced. The interface is split in two:

In order to test this new user interface, a temporary configuration option usenewui needs to be set to true. This configuration option will disappear in SimpleSAMLphp 2.0, where the new user interface will be the only one available.