Add test shibboleth metadata to InCommon metadata file

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Thu Aug 20 20:20:37 EDT 2015

On 8/20/15, 7:59 PM, "users on behalf of John Kamminga" <users-bounces at on behalf of jkamminga at> wrote:

>I have a test instance of Shibboleth IdP v2.4.2 running and would like to add the metadata to the InCommon metadata file so I can test with some SPs.
>Do I just upload the shib test X.509 certificate to the InCommon Federation Manager and then add it to my existing production metadata? Or, do I need to have a separate metadata entityId in the InCommon Metadata file?

That's not a totally well-defined question because "testing" can mean a lot of different things, but generally speaking there is no reason to test an IdP that way. You can emulate your existing IdP top to bottom and use local /etc/hosts changes to do your testing, as long as the back channel isn't involved.

-- Scott

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