provide SP metadata download URL to my IDP

Jason Howe jhowe at
Mon Apr 6 12:53:44 EDT 2020

My process:

1) I download the autogenerated metadata file and save it off to the side.
2) I turn off the metadata generator.
3) I set an alias for /shibboleth  to serve up 
/www/htdocs/shibboleth/metadata.xml (or where ever you want)
4) I edit the saved metadata to suit and put it in the file system 
location referenced in #3.

When I need to add a new ACS Binding, I just edit the metadata file on 
disk, our IDP comes around about 1/hr to re-read all the sp metadata files.


Jason Howe
Software Engineer, Web Applications
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

On 4/6/20 9:45 AM, Marcus Schopen wrote:
> Hi,
> I've set up shibboleth-sp. My IDP asks for an URL to fetch my metadata.
> I've downloaded a metadata template from my SP via
> Shibboleth.sso/Metadata and changed it to my needs. How do I provide it
> for download? Making a location to a local file in my webserver config
> is there a way to do that with shibboleth-sp?
> Ciao
> Marcus

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