Updating Generated IdP metadata?
ndk at internet2.edu
Fri Jan 6 21:15:50 GMT 2012
TestShib as currently implemented doesn't do any dynamic pulling of
metadata or other information from your IdP. It generates metadata
that it thinks is correct for you based on a few simple questions on
the initial registration form, and it stores that metadata itself. If
the assumptions and guesses involved in that are not accurate in your
case, you'll need to use "Edit XML" functionality to update the
information in your metadata on TestShib. If you have trouble getting
that to work, please contact me off-list and I'll help you make the
changes you need. Any and all changes you make to idp-metadata.xml
will not be reflected in TestShib, and vice versa, so you may want to
For the fabled next edition of TestShib that may or may not ever be
implemented, I'd like to optionally pull metadata from providers, with
the fallback of static entry and guessing(e.g. for testing providers
that are not publicly addressable). This is seriously TBD.
Hope this helps,
On Jan 6, 2012, at 21:00 , Cantor, Scott wrote:
>> It looks to me like testshib.org is picking up the contents of the
>> idp-metadata.xml file when I add the IdP to their configuration.
>> the "edit xml" there is where I spotted the incorrect URLs in the
>> place, which led me to looking for where they were coming from.
> If it does, I'm mistaken. That would suggest it's hitting the
> entityID and
> fetching the metadata through the IdP which does pull from that
> file. But
> I would guess once it's in there, you can edit it via testshib.
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