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BEER is envisioned as a lightweight, global registrar for SAML Metadata representing both SAML and non-SAML endpoints (eg e.g., OpenID, IMI). It is intended as a focused activity to catalyze international use of federated identity. The service is not intended to be a replacement for federation or inter-federation, but is intended to be a tool supporting such activities. The service is intended to be operational Jan by January 2011. It may be operated by an interim operator and move to a permanent home if the service is seen as useful.

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Metadata Registry

A SAML metadata curation service

Registrant

An entity registrering SAML metadata in a metadata registry

Consumer

An entity consuming SAML metadata

Domain owner

An entity which that has administrative control of a DNS domain and/or URL

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