Yes, I think they know. I was sent the below with the request.
> You should have the following added to your metadata (although this
> may be automatically downloaded from UK Fed)EntityID:
> https://bobnational.net/saml/metadataValue: BUFVC_BOB_NATIONAL
> The edupersonentitlement has been tricky for a few of our users as the
> Value: BUFVC_BOB_NATIONAL may appear to be invalid. It has been tested
> though- and does work.
Peter Schober wrote:
> * Duncan B. Brannen <[log in to unmask]> [2010-02-17 09:36]:
>> We're subscribing to the above database which is looking for
>> the eduPersonEntitlement BUFVC_BOB_NATIONAL
>> for staff and students who are in the territory of the United Kingdom.
> N.B.: This is not a valid eduPersonEntitlement value, the
> eduPerson standard's specification defines this as:
> URI (either URN or URL) that indicates a set of rights to specific
> So if asking the vendor about those licensing terms you might also
> mention that they currently require an illegal value to be sent.
>  http://middleware.internet2.edu/eduperson/docs/internet2-mace-dir-eduperson-200806.html#eduPersonEntitlement