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AAF Distribution Service

The AAF Distribution services is a highly available fault tolerant service that is used to distribute the federation metadata that is used by all Identity providers and service providers in the federation. It also distributes the attribute release rules specific to each Identity provider. Your IdP should be configured to reload these files regularly every 2 to three hours to ensure it have the latest federation technical information available.

Use of the distribution service will enhance the availability of your Identity provider by removing one the single points of failure for your IdP.