UK Access Management Federation
for Education and Research
Welcome to the home of the UK federation, which provides a single solution to accessing online resources and services for education and research.
Here is some information on how it works.
Shibboleth security advisory for Shibboleth IdP and OpenSAML-J
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014
The following announcement has recently been sent out to everyone listed as a technical or administrative contact for an entity registered with the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research. Its purpose is to inform you of an important security problem which will affect some UK federation members.
YOU SHOULD ENSURE that the material below is reviewed by your technical staff as soon as possible, so that you can minimise the impact of this issue on your services.
We recommend that all deployments of the Shibboleth IdP be upgraded to version 2.4.2 as soon as possible to avoid the security issue.
The full Shibboleth security advisory is available at: http://shibboleth.net/community/advisories/secadv_20140919.txt
Please contact the UK federation helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any additional questions about this update.
Job vacancy: Metadata Officer in the UK federation
Posted on Friday, 5 September 2014
The UK federation is advertising for a Metadata Officer to be part of the team that manages the UK federation metadata. It's a technical role and we think it would be suitable for someone with a degree in Computing, Library or Information Science, or who has equivalent experience.
The closing date is 5pm on 19th September 2014. We anticipate interviews will be held in the week commencing 6th October 2014, in Edinburgh.