The Shibboleth IdP V3 software has reached its End of Life and is no longer supported. This documentation is available for historical purposes only. See the IDP4 wiki space for current documentation on the supported version.


This service reloads a specific <MetadataProvider> plugin via the id specified in the MetadataConfiguration.

<MetadataProvider id="nameUsedbelow" xsi:type="Whatever" .... >

The underlying web interface, which is managed as an AdministrativeConfiguration, looks like this:


The same thing on the command line would be:

$ /opt/shibboleth-idp/bin/ -id nameSpecifiedAbove

The parameters supported and their corresponding command line options are:

Query String

Command Line



--provider, -id
RequiredProviderId to reload

The identifiers of the resolvers are also listed by the status and metrics administrative flows.