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InCommon Metadata Services
As a prerequisite to trusted exchange of identity information between Identity Providers (IdPs) and Service Providers (SPs), those IdPs and SPs must be introduced to each other in a trusted manner to exchange information about organizational identities and designated contacts, certifications that have been achieved, technical information to enable interoperation, public keys to authenticate information exchanges, information to improve user experience, and the organization (e.g., InCommon) that performed the introduction.