Reloading Services/Metadata in SP 3.x

Nate Klingenstein ndk at
Mon Aug 27 11:32:21 EDT 2018

TestShib happens to be running software that is not completely up to date,
so that would be the complete explanation of everything and I'm glad I've
got the right fix in place. I had to squelch a runaway INFO log message
about the metadata reloading, but that was way past my last hour of

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 1:14 PM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at> wrote:

> On 8/25/18, 11:58 PM, "users on behalf of Nate Klingenstein" <
> users-bounces at on behalf of ndk at> wrote:
> > I think I used to be able to trigger a reload by touch
> /etc/shibboleth/shibboleth2.xml, but unless I'm just too burnt
> > out, that's a point of delay.
> It used to be immediate, now (since 2.5 or 2.6 I think) there are delays.
> Touching the file causes the next attempt to signal a background thread to
> wake up and reload it. It's not a predictable delay, it's just not long.
> It's not any different in V3 than it was.
> -- Scott
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