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The OpenAthens Federation Metadata is published at: http://fed.openathens.net/oafed/metadata


ETag support

If your application supports it, you can check the ETag and avoid re-fetching unchanged metadata


EntityAttributes

Optional and may not appear for all entities. We use the macedir.org specification.

Hide from discovery:

http://macedir.org/entity-category

md:EntityDescriptor > md:Extensions > md:EntityAttributes > saml:Attribute#http://macedir.org/entity-category

  • <saml:AttributeValue>http://refeds.org/category/hide-from-discovery</saml:AttributeValue>

Entity categories

http://macedir.org/entity-category-support

md:EntityDescriptor > md:Extensions > md:EntityAttributes > saml:Attribute#http://macedir.org/entity-category-support

  • <saml:AttributeValue> http://refeds.org/category/research-and-scholarship </saml:AttributeValue>
  • <saml:AttributeValue> http://www.geant.net/uri/dataprotection-code-of-conduct/v1 </saml:AttributeValue>


Extensions 

Extensions are usually unique to a federation and names can be different. These are ours:

md:EntityDescriptor > md:IDPSSODescriptor > md:Extensions > mdui:UIInfo

  • mdui:DisplayName
  • mdui:Description
  • mdui:Logo

Logos, where present, may have small and/or large versions. Extensions can be unique to a federation