provide SP metadata download URL to my IDP

Marcus Schopen lists at
Mon Apr 6 13:24:34 EDT 2020

Hi Jason,

Am Montag, den 06.04.2020, 09:53 -0700 schrieb Jason Howe:
> 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.

Thanks for your time.

If I understand you correctly, the idea is to deliver a static metadata
xml file, which I have adapted myself, form the local webserver's
filesystem via an URL like

Does the file need a special mime type? My webserver provides it as
plain text and Firefox doesn't format it a XML file.

And a last stupid question: how do I turn off the metadata generator?
Just something like this:

Handler type="MetadataGenerator" Location="/Metadata" signing="false"/>


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