BEER - Bucket of End Entities Registry
REfeds BEER is setting up envisioned as a lightweight, universal service to permit certain organizations to post their SAML metadata (global registrar for SAML Metadata representing both SAML and non-SAML endpoints ) for broader consumption(eg OpenID, IMI). It is intended as a quick activity to catalyze easier 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 2011. It may be operated by an interim operator and move to a permanent home if the service is seen as useful.