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So that Wayfinder can be freely used by anyone whether or not they use OpenAthens, it has been designed to reference the metadata of multiple federations. If you are in a federation and your entity has a relevant <idpdisc:DiscoveryResponse> tag, then the all the visible IdPs of that federation will be included in search results. 

All SP software

Your entity will need to be published in at least one federation and include a discovery response binding. See: Enabling OpenAthens Wayfinder

OpenAthens SP and Keystone

You will also need to select the relevant federation(s) in the identity provider section of your connection. If you have added any additional identity providers they will be included.

The OpenAthens federation will not be enabled until your application is published

Hidden entities

There are various reasons why an IdP entity might be hidden from Wayfinder using the hide-from-discovery entity category such as:

  • IdP is not yet ready to go live / migrate
  • IdP is one of our own test / experimental ones
  • IdP represents the Service Provider (you wouldn't want to mix up Oxford University Press and Oxford University)

In such those cases there are times when you (but not everyone) would need to see them. For those situations we have a javascript boomarklet you can use:

  1. Drag the bookmarklet to your shortcuts bar if you don't already have it:

  2. Go to a page on the wayfinder domain and click the bookmarklet.  You'll get a message that tells you it's been turned on (or off). It can only be turned on or off on the wayfinder domain, e.g. during a referral. If Wayfinder is  embedded in your application you'll need to go there manually (wayfinder.openathens.net isn't pretty but will get it done for you and you can also get the bookmarklet from there).
  3. Hidden orgs will now be visible in Wayfinder to you in that browser .