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The Metadata topic covers the general structure of metadata for any entity. This topic will specifically cover the parts that describe an SP. This is an overview of how to create metadata about an SP, which you will give to an IdP. If you're looking for the reverse, that's here.

titleShibboleth-Specific Tip

When first starting out, you can usually begin by relying on the SP software to generate an initial set of metadata about itself, once you've configured it, by accessing a URL like

This will only help if you've already configured the SP's entityID and credentials, and properly established the web server's virtual hostname information. Even then, it may not be exactly what you need, but it should be helpful to look at and edit from.