Change default SP description.

Tony Autin tony.autin at
Mon Aug 24 17:56:51 EDT 2015

Thanks Scott. I'll pass along this information to the IdP contact.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at> wrote:

> On 8/24/15, 4:55 PM, "users on behalf of Tony Autin" <
> users-bounces at on behalf of tony.autin at> wrote:
> >
> >I've reviewed the metadata from my site, just to see if I could find this
> text (in plain text), but I didn't have any luck.
> The text is the IdP's placeholder text when there's nothing in the
> metadata, I believe.
> >Do you know where I need to go to configure this text?
> The standardized metadata extension(s) that drive the IdP are defined in
> [1] and give you a number of elements that you can use to communicate about
> the service.
> The SP is not designed to provide metadata that somebody else directly
> consumes, that's what federations like InCommon are for. Your metadata, if
> not handled through a federation, should be maintained separately and
> cannot be generated on the fly. Doing so is fundamantally broken and
> prevents proper key rollover. So the answer is that you put the extensions
> you want into the metadata whereever you happen to maintain it, so it
> depends on how that's being done. InCommon has support for these extensions
> in the online interface for managing the metadata, and other federations
> have similar or different mechanisms for that.
> > Is it a line that I need to add to the shibboleth2.xml file?
> The only way to include extensions in the generated metadata, which you
> absolutely 100% under no circumstances should be using in production, is to
> embed the extension XML content inside the <Handler> element that
> configures the metadata generation handler, which is documented in the wiki.
> -- Scott
> [1]
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