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3.3 Federation Metadata Client Details

The Federated Internet Authentication Web Service Protocol uses elements from the Federation Metadata XML Document, as specified in [WSFederation].

The following table lists the XML elements and element values that the protocol uses from the Federation Metadata Document.

Element name

Description

FederationMetadata

MUST be present. MUST contain at least one Federation element.

Federation

MUST be present. MUST contain at least one of each of the following elements:

  • TokenSigningKeyInfo

  • IssuerNamesOffered

  • TargetServiceEndpoints

  • WebRequestorRedirectEndpoints

TokenSigningKeyInfo

At least one instance MUST be present. MUST contain at least one X509Certificate element. The first instance MUST contain the Id attribute with the value "stscer". The second instance, if any, MUST contain the Id attribute with the value "stsbcer".

X509Certificate

MUST be present.

IssuerNamesOffered

MUST be present. MUST contain the uri attribute with the value "uri:WindowsLiveId".

TargetServiceEndpoints

MUST be present. MUST contain at least one Address element which MUST contain a valid absolute path URI.

WebRequestorRedirectEndpoints

MUST be present. MUST contain at least one Address element which MUST contain a valid absolute path URI.

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