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Re: [Metadata-Support] ERROR - checkScopes/upperCase: scope '' includes upper-case characters

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  • From: David Shafer <>
  • To: "" <>
  • Cc: "Fleury, Terry" <>, "" <>, "" <>, Stijn De Weirdt <>, Scott Koranda <>
  • Subject: Re: [Metadata-Support] ERROR - checkScopes/upperCase: scope '' includes upper-case characters
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:55:34 +0000

Jim, just letting you know that I received this message from Feb. 13, but not
the earlier messages from Feb. 12 or Feb. 8. Checking the list archives at confirms the
earlier messages didn't get through (but they might be waiting in an approval

We'll investigate the original metadata issue-- and the apparent email list
issue-- and get back to everyone.



-----Original Message-----
From: <> on behalf of "Basney, Jim"
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:46 AM
To: Stijn De Weirdt <>, Scott Koranda
<>, ""
Cc: "Fleury, Terry" <>, ""
<>, "" <>
Subject: [Metadata-Support] ERROR - checkScopes/upperCase: scope ''
includes upper-case characters


I think our messages aren't getting through to
. I'm trying again to see if we can get
assistance with this InCommon eduGAIN metadata import problem.

From: Stijn De Weirdt <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:30 PM
To: Scott Koranda;
Cc: Fleury, Terry; ;
Subject: Re: testidp with qa idp

hello all,

can we help with some more info or something else to get some progress
on this?

many thanks,


On 2/8/19 12:26 PM, Scott Koranda wrote:
> This time including ...
>> Hi Stijn,
>> I am forwarding your note to . They will
>> able to explain in detail why the metadata for your IdP has been
>> excluded from the InCommon metadata feed that CILogon uses. They will
>> also be able if necessary to consult with eduGAIN and the Belnet
>> Federation operators.
>> Thanks,
>> Scott K for CILogon
>>> hi terry,
>>>> [java] ERROR - Item (BE) was marked
with the following Error status messages
>>>> [java] ERROR - checkScopes/upperCase: scope '' includes
upper-case characters
>>> oh boy...
>>>> The rules for eduGAIN metadata import can be found at
>>> the rules do not mention anything about not allowing uppercase letters
>>> (not that we checked upfront years ago, but still).
>>>> .
>>>> After you fix this issue in your local federation metadata,
>>> unfortunately, that will not happen that easily. we would need to
>>> our scope, and who knows what the fallout will be.
>>> we would also need some very good argument why this is needed (aside
>>> from the fatc that we need the CILogon service ;)
>>> ideally there is some document stating that uppercase is not allowed;
>>> but edugain doesn't seem to mind.
>>> eg if
>>> is an actual edugain policy, we are clearly not compliant with edugain
>>> (and that is (or might be) a valid reason to fix it, even with large
>>> fallout)
>>> however, if it is not, then we have a serious problem.
>>> it is also annoying that even for regexps, uppercase is not allowed.
>>> and to make it worse in our case, even with uppercase regex allowed,
>>> regex literal tail is a valid existing domainname;
>>> on the other hand if the uppercase regex would constitute a valid
>>> domain, then we should be able to use it as valid scope.
>>> do you have any contact info for the people who are familiar with this
>>> policy?
>>> many thanks,
>>> stijn

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