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Re: IdP discovery - list 'em all?

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  • From: "Basney, Jim" <>
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  • Subject: Re: IdP discovery - list 'em all?
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 19:37:04 +0000
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On 9/1/16, 12:32 PM, Tom Mitchell wrote:
>Yes, I like this. This allows a user to recognize that their institution
>needs to do some work to support their research goals, and possibly
>causes them to request of their institution that they support these
>Taking the other approach, where the identity provider doesn't show up in
>discovery, will probably make the user go away or use an unaffiliated
>identity provider for access. It does nothing to prompt the identity
>provider to support these categories.

Agreed. It helps when the contact email addresses in IdP metadata don't
bounce. I learned today that one of the downsides of having the user send
the email to their IdP operators is they give up when the email bounces...
Good thing we have the user also CC us so we can follow-up.

FWIW, I've reported the bouncing contact email addresses in InCommon
metadata to


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