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InCommon Metadata

Metadata: basis for trust and interoperability

The InCommon Metadata Service provides the secure and trusted basis of the multilateral federation, including exchanging critical organizational identity, service location/capability, and contact information.

About the InCommon metadata

The InCommon Federation gathers entity metadata submitted by participants, combines them with published metadata from the eduGAIN global inter-federation, and distributes the combined dataset. InCommon reviews metadata submissions Monday through Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, then publishes the updated metadata file at approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern time (exact times may vary). This schedule is subject to our normal hours of operation and holidays.

Please refer to the Metadata Service wiki page for much more detail about how this service works, including managing your organization’s metadata and additional technical information.

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