ResourceBackedMetadataProvider

Namespace: urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:metadata
Schema: http://shibboleth.net/schema/idp/shibboleth-metadata.xsd

Overview

The ResourceBackedMetadataProvider loads metadata from a resource - a complex source that cannot be located from a file or an HTTP URL. The provider can be configured to periodically check and reload the metadata if needed.

The only supported use of this provider is with a Spring-defined bean which is a Spring Resource (or more rarely a Shibboleth Resource) via the resourceRef attribute. It's primarily historical but is a useful extension point since implementing a new Resource class is much simpler than an entirely new metadata provider.

Reference

Name

Type

Req?

Description

Name

Type

Req?

Description

resourceRef

Bean ID

Y

Bean ID of a Spring Resource

Examples

The following example loads metadata from the supplied bean

Load Metadata from the classpath
1 <MetadataProvider id="ClasspathResourceMetadata" xsi:type="ResourceBackedMetadataProvider" resourceRef="SpringResource"/>