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Technical operational details about metadata signing, publication and other procedures can be found in the eduGAIN Operational Practice statement Document [eduGAIN-OPS-SAML].


The terms defined below are a required extension of the terminology defined in [eduGAIN-Profile]. The reader should consult both dictionaries for a complete picture.


This information needs to be registered with eduGAIN OT in a trust preserving way as described in [eduGAIN-OPS-SAML].

In order to eliminate unnecessary traffic, the http/https server serving the federation metadata feed location SHOULD support the Conditional GET Request, this way signalling that the federation metadata feed has not been changed.



[eduGAIN-OPS-SAMLOperational Practice Statement - SAML profile