entity id in browser result in metadata

Qian, Yi yqian at ku.edu
Thu Apr 3 22:43:39 EDT 2014

My question is according to shib documentation,if
https://shibidp.ku.edu/idp/profile/Metadata/SAML produces idp metadata,
then why https://shibidp.ku.edu/idp/shibboleth also produces metadta?

On 4/3/14 4:51 PM, "Tom Scavo" <trscavo at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Qian, Yi <yqian at ku.edu> wrote:
>> Then why https://shibidp.ku.edu/idp/shibboleth also gives me the
>> should shib prevent this url to produce the metadata
>I think what everyone is trying to say is that your chosen entityID
>MAY resolve to actual metadata but that is by no means REQUIRED by any
>spec or profile. Usually your metadata is distributed by a 3rd party
>(like InCommon) in which case having your entityID resolve can
>actually cause you problems. You want your partners to go to ONE place
>for metadata, I think you see that.
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