Metadata sources in the UI are individual metadata artifacts describing single entities, typically relying parties. There are 2 ways to access these artifacts.
To be written
Files can be periodically written to disk. Define the application property
shibui.metadata-dir, and the files will be written out by default every 30 seconds. Note that there is no default value set for this property and no file will be written by default. To change the run rate, set the
shibui.taskRunRateapplication property, in milliseconds.
If writing the files out, one should use a mount in the docker container for the destination. While a bind mount might be easiest, if running on a Windows host, one might run into problems. This is easily avoided by using a volume instead. Refer to https://docs.docker.com/storage/ for more information.