Metadata Sources

Metadata sources in the UI are individual metadata artifacts describing single entities, typically relying parties. There are 2 ways to access these artifacts.

  1. MDQ

    To be written

  2. File export

    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.taskRunRate application property, in milliseconds.

Docker considerations

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 for more information.