Eric Monjoin
Staff Consulting Architect but also pilot, spending time in front of my computer or flying in the air...

Change the Expiration Period for Service Provider Metadata on Connection Server

Well, this procedure is in the documentation, but I put it here so I can access it more quickly.

You need to do this when you have to use SmartCard or Certificate through UAG as an example.


  1. Start the ADSI Edit utility on your Connection Server host.
  2. In the console tree, select Connect to.
  3. In the Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming Context text box, type the distinguished name DC=vdi, DC=vmware, DC=int.
  4. In the Computer pane, select or type localhost:389 or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Connection Server host followed by port 389.For example: localhost:389 or
  5. Expand the ADSI Edit tree, expand OU=Properties, select OU=Global, and double-click CN=Common in the right pane.
  6. In the Properties dialog box, edit the pae-NameValuePair attribute to add the following values:.
  • cs-samlencryptionkeyvaliditydays=number-of-days
  • cs-samlsigningkeyvaliditydays=number-of-days

In this example, number-of-days is the number of days that can elapse before a remote Connection Server stops accepting SAML assertions. After this period of time, the process of exchanging SAML metadata must be repeated

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