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Re: [Metadata-Support] InCommon_Metadata.xml not updating

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  • From: Tom Scavo <>
  • To: "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [Metadata-Support] InCommon_Metadata.xml not updating
  • Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 11:55:41 -0400

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Josh Bright
> About two months ago after no known change to our system, the
> InCommon_Metadata.xml stop refreshing (updating) automatically. This went
> un-noticed until the expiration time (two weeks) hit and our users were no
> longer able to authenticate.
> A note that leads me to believe a configuration change may have been made is
> that it is impacting two of our servers not just one. If we restart the
> servers or restart tomcat then the file updates and is good for another two
> weeks.
> Current iDP Version 2.4.4
> Metadata Provider info
> <MetadataProvider id="URLMD_incommon"
> xsi:type="FileBackedHTTPMetadataProvider"
> metadataURL="";
> backingFile="/opt/shibboleth-idp/metadata/InCommon_metadata.xml"/>

Josh, you're pointing to an obsolete file. The correct file is:

See the Metadata Aggregates wiki page:

Also, you're refreshing metadata insecurely. See the Shibboleth
Metadata Config wiki page for a specific example:

May I ask where you learned or copied the above configuration? I need
to fix that documentation.

Question for ScottC: This isn't the first time in the last couple of
months someone's had a problem with the old file location. Do you know
why that might be?



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