Participants voluntarily register entity metadata with InCommon. By registering its metadata with InCommon, a Participant authorizes InCommon to share that metadata with any person, organization, or system entity. A Participant may remove its metadata from the InCommon registry at any time.
Every entity descriptor published by InCommon is annotated with a
RegistrationInfo element that calls out the globally unique identifier of the registrar that registered the metadata. Metadata registered by the InCommon registrar is so marked. See MD-RPI Elements for specifics.
InCommon routinely collects and publishes metadata from non-Participants. In particular, InCommon imports metadata from other R&E federations via eduGAIN. All metadata is tagged, annotated, and/or organized so that consumers may determine the source of individual entity descriptors.
See InCommon's Metadata Registration Practice Statement for details about the registration and publication process.