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This page describes the current practice of federations with regard to upstream and downstream metadata publication. Additional information and a recommendation how to best handle local/eduGAIN metadata for a SAML-based identity federation can also be found on Best Current Practices on Joining eduGAIN. (page in Federation, update link) 

Upstream Approaches:

  • Full Opt-in.
  • Full Opt-out.
  • IdP Opt-in, SP Opt-Out.
  • IdP Opt-out, SP Opt-in (Recommended)