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The RegistrationAuthority type is a PolicyRule that returns true if the entity is registered by a particular registrar or one of a set of registrars. Matching occurs against the RegistrationAuthority XML attribute value on the <mdrpi:RegistrationInfo> element (if any).

Schema Name

The RegistrationAuthority type is defined in the urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:afp namespace, the schema for which is located at

The deprecated saml:RegistrationAuthority type is defined in the urn:mace:shibboleth:2.0:afp:mf:saml namespace, the schema for which is located at


One attribute must be specified:

  • registrars
    •  A required attribute that specifies a space-separated list of registrar IDs

Child Elements



Apply this rule if the SP is a REFEDS Research & Scholarship service registered by MyFederation with the given registrar ID:

<PolicyRequirementRule xsi:type="AND">
  <Rule xsi:type="EntityAttributeExactMatch"
  <Rule xsi:type="RegistrationAuthority" registrars=""/>
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