Australian Access Federation Support Desk

AAF Metadata

by Dean Nottingham Follow

In 2016 the AAF published three metadata documents:

  1. – Containing all AAF subscribers
  2. – Containing IdP and SP which have been approved for consumption by AAF subscribers from the global eduGAIN metadata source
  3. – Containing AAF subscribed IdP and SP which have been approved for publishing to the global eduGAIN metadata source

All of these metadata documents are signed by the AAF.

Subscribers must use the public key available at to verify metadata documents whenever they are retrieved.

To confirm that you have obtained the correct key ensure the file you have downloaded conforms to the following:

$> openssl x509 -subject -dates -fingerprint -in aaf-metadata-certificate.pem

subject= /O=Australian Access Federation/CN=AAF Metadata notBefore=Nov 24 04:27:20 2015 GMT notAfter=Dec 9 04:27:20 2035 GMT SHA1 Fingerprint=E2:FC:CC:CB:0E:0F:3B:32:FA:55:87:29:08:DE:E0:34:DA:A2:15:5A

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