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Metadata Sources

The HKAF publishes 2 metadata documents:

    Containing all HKAF subscribers.
    Containing IdP and SP which have been approved for consumption by HKAF subscribers from the global eduGAIN metadata source.

Metadata documents are prefereably accessible by https request but can be access via http.

All metadata documents are signed by the HKAF. 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 hkaf-metadata-certificate.pem

         subject= /O=Hong Kong Access Federation/CN=HKAF Metadata
         notBefore=Oct 16 07:23:09 2017 GMT
         notAfter=Oct 14 07:23:09 2027 GMT
         SHA1 Fingerprint=B3:C0:57:D0:24:7F:21:27:A5:AF:9F:0D:0F:C5:AC:0F:29:6C:27:B3

Policy information

Federation Registration Authority

The Joint Universities Computer Center Ltd is the federation registration authority for the Hong Kong Access Federation

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