UK Access Management Federation
for Education and Research
Metadata HTTP compression change
Posted on Tuesday, 25 October 2016
UK federation: transition from HideFromWAYF to entity category
Posted on Monday, 13 July 2015
An announcement was recently sent out to everyone listed as a technical or administrative contact for an entity registered with the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research. Its purpose is to inform them of changes to the way in which the UK federation represents discoverability of identity providers in published metadata, and to outline the actions that they may want to take as a result.
Operators of systems that do not make use of the wayf:HideFromWAYF element in UK federation metadata can ignore this message.
Operators of systems that do make use of the wayf:HideFromWAYF elements in UK federation metadata, can begin transition to the new mechanism now in advance of the transition, currently planned for 19-Oct-2015.
Operators SHOULD ENSURE that the material below is reviewed by their technical staff as soon as possible, so that any appropriate reconfiguration can take place before the transition.