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It is strongly recommended that InCommon SPs and IdPs refresh and verify metadata at least daily. Depending on your deployment, an optimal configuration would refresh metadata every hour, especially if your client supports HTTP Conditional GET.

Participants are strongly encouraged to use SAML software that properly handles metadata; failure to do so can have profound effects on the successful use of the Federation. In addition to maintaining the security of your own deployment, proper metadata use is critical to ensure that other participants can depend on your system behaving correctly when they make changes.