A discovery service is used to allow users to pick their own IdP. SWAMID operates a central discovery service based on the SAML 2.0 Discovery Protocol.
Services and Endpoints
Since 2015 SWAMID uses the common NORDUnet discovery service:
Recommended for all services with users from SWAMID member organisations and interfederations
Recommended for all services with users only from SWAMID member organisations
There is also a test discovery service that in addition to swamid-2.0.xml contains everything in swamid-testing-1.0.xml which can be used for test and pre-production use.
Recommended for test and pre-production
All discovery services run software from the pyff.io project.