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  • From: Rob Moser <>
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  • Subject: [Metadata-Support] Oddities with the interface for Delegated Admins
  • Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:13:50 -0700
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Hello All,

I'm not sure if any of this would count as a bug, or if I'm just fundamentally misunderstanding the interface (I am a new Delegated Admin).

As a Delegated Admin, I logged in to the Federation Manager and edited the metadata for one of the SP entities over which I have delegated authority. I cut-and-pasted some of values into the edit form, and I believe the value for the Location URL of the Discovery Response must have ended up with a trailing space on the end. I hit "Submit Changes" and it took me to a page that I _think_ is supposed to indicate that the changes are awaiting approval (though that's a bit unclear.)

One of our site admins then logged in to approve my change, but when she submitted, it returned an error message saying:

Entities is invalid
location attributes must be http or https urls

And would not accept the update. Eventually I discovered the trailing space in the produced metadata, and convinced the interface to remove it (I appeared to have to make non-whitespace changes first, submit, then change it back to the original value but without the whitespace in order to get it to recognize the change. But I am not 100% certain of this.)


1) If there is something structurally wrong with my submissions as a Delegated Admin, shouldn't it tell _me_ that, when I submit it for approval?

2) If trailing whitespace is not allowed, perhaps the interface should strip it?

3) If it isn't going to be stripped, and whitespace is relevant, I would think the interface should allow me to make whitespace-only changes. (Though again, I may have just misinterpreted the results when I tried this.)

Or am I just misunderstanding the intended roles of the Delegated and Site Admins?

Thanks for any advice,

- rob.

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