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Metadata defines how configuration information shared between two communicating
entities is defined and shared. For instance, an entity's support for given SAML bindings, identifier information, and PKI information can be defined.

Metadata is defined by an XML Schema. The location of Metadata is defined using DNS records.


See also:

 - SAML Technical Overview Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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