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New AAF Metadata - A new Federation Metadata

At the end of April 2018 the old Federation Metadata will be turned off. This will impact all IdPs and SPs that rely on this Metadata. The new Metadata is signed with a new signing key that is 2048.

A new Federation Metadata

At the end of April 2018, the AAF will be making a significant change by turning off the old Federation Metadata in the Test and Production Federation environments. This change will impact all Federation Identity Providers (IdP) and Service Providers (SP) that rely on this metadata.

It is recommended that all IdP and SP start planning their migration before the end of April 2018.


The new, more secure metadata source is already available and ready for migration for all Federation IdPs and SPs in both the Test and Production environments.


The AAF has provided a number of simple guides with migration steps that you need to follow. These guides provide information that will ensure your IdP and SP continue to function after the old federation metadata is turned off.


Who needs to migrate?


Only SAML based IdPs and SPs that are currently consuming the old AAF federation metadata from https://ds.[test.]aaf.edu.au/distribution need to migrate.


All Rapid Connect Service are NOT impacted by this change – no change is required.


All IdPs that have upgraded to IdP v3.x using the AAF IdP Installer are NOT impacted by this change – you have already migrated.


More details about the new AAF Federation metadata can be found at:


Please note: This change does not affect Rapid Connect Services.


If you have any issues or questions about the upgrade, please contact support@aaf.edu.au

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