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python SAML metadata aggregator

This is a SAML metadata aggregator written in python. It is based on the model
for metadata exchange by Ian Young:



*Release date: UNRELEASED*

* This is the first unreleased version of the code


*Release date: Tue Jul 10 15:48:07 CEST 2012*

* Schema validation
* Refactor dynamic loading framework


*Release date: Wed Jul 11 16:31:06 CEST 2012*

* XML signing and validation using (requires M2Crypto at present)

Because of the way OpenSSL handles self-signed certificates the XML validation extracts
the public key from the certificate and uses that instead of the X509 certificate to
validate an XML signature. Right now this introduces a dependency on M2Crypto which will
be removed in the fugure. Note that ubuntu/debian users should install python-m2crypto
instead of installing M2Crypto (


*Release date: *

* XML signing and validation using pyXMLSecurity
* Support for PKCS#11-based HSMs using pykcs11

We are now using a (limited) pure-python implmementation of xmlsec which makes it easier
to sign using HSMs. The only mandatory non-python dependency now is lxml.

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