UK federation signing with SHA256 signature profile, delayed to Wednesday 28 August

Posted on Wednesday, 21 August 2013

As previously announced, the UK federation metadata will change its signature profile to SHA256. It is a technical change to the format of our metadata aggregate; we have prepared thoroughly; and we are confident that your users' access through the UK federation will not be affected.

The change will take place on Wednesday 28 August.

This change was first flagged to your technical contacts in April, and in June we notified them that the change would occur on August 7. However we have deferred the change to help out some members, and we wanted to let you know of the new date. We will send an email to your technical and administrative contacts when the change has been published.

If you have any questions about this change, or other matters about the UK federation, please contact us at

Edited by SteveGlover on 22 January 2014, at 10:15 AM (Permalink)