conflicting metadata, force NameIDFormat?

Christopher Bongaarts cab at
Fri Jun 12 19:57:05 UTC 2020

On 6/12/2020 1:07 PM, Baron Fujimoto wrote:
> I am assuming that the IdP is using the InC entry based on the 
> entityID for the SP and ignoring the subsequent metadata provided 
> seaparately for them. Questions re this assumption:
> - Is a matching metadata selected based on the SP entityID?
> - Is a the selected metadata chosen on a first match basis? If so, 
> this dependent on the order in which the metadata is loaded in the 
> metadata-providers.xml conf file? 

Yes and yes.

We load our locally-maintained metadata prior to InCommon to allow us to 
override them if needed.  Yes, that has bitten us at least once in the 
past (expected R&S category attribute release policy to apply to an SP 
in InCommon, but it didn't because we had local metadata for them that 
of course did not include the R&S category tagging).

So maybe I would suggest that as a least-bad-practice?

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