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The <Credential> element loads key and certificate credentials of various types.

Schema Name and Location

This element is defined by the  urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:security schema, which can be located at http://shibboleth.net/schema/idp/shibboleth-security.xsd

Attributes

NameTypeDescription
usage

Encryption or Signing 

Describes the use to which the credential will be put


Other Attributes may be provided if required by the specific credential type.

Child Elements

Child Elements may only be provided if required by the specific credential type.

Credential Types

Credentials are distinguished by their xsi:type.  


xsi:type
Function

BasicResource

Allows credentials to be defined by a path or a more advanced Spring resource
BasicInline
Allows credentials to defined inline within XML
X509Filesystem
Allows X509 credentials to be defined by a path or a more advanced Spring resource
X509Inline
Allows X509 credentials to defined inline within XML
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  1. Nothing explained in this wiki, but "X509Filesystem" should be replaced with "X509ResourceBacked"...

    2017-11-18 15:47:05,954 - WARN [net.shibboleth.idp.profile.spring.relyingparty.security.credential.impl.X509ResourceCredentialParser:54] - Credential type 'X509Filesystem' has been deprecated; use the compatible Credential type 'X509ResourceBacked'

    in Shibboleth IdP 3.3.1.