Short version: Are there any online tools that federations are using to validate their constituent service provider and identity provider metadata before adding them to the federation ?
Identity Federation makes it easy for individuals and institutions to access and provide access to relevant services. However, getting these services into the federation requires adherence to federation policies, and identity providers need to make sure that they are respecting the rights of their users and the policies of the federation, not to mention national laws. We are riding rough and ready into new territory here, and in the interest of getting things started, we are adding new services (including this forum) and services as quickly as possible, in an automated way (see our DevOps repo). However it would be nice to conduct some validation of shibboleth metadata in an automated way before we ask federation managers to add them to the federations.
Federation Managers - what do you use ?