UK Access Management Federation
for Education and Research
UK federation: transition from HideFromWAYF to entity category
Posted on Monday, 13 July 2015
An announcement was recently 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 them of changes to the way in which the UK federation represents discoverability of identity providers in published metadata, and to outline the actions that they may want to take as a result.
Operators of systems that do not make use of the wayf:HideFromWAYF element in UK federation metadata can ignore this message.
Operators of systems that do make use of the wayf:HideFromWAYF elements in UK federation metadata, can begin transition to the new mechanism now in advance of the transition, currently planned for 19-Oct-2015.
Operators SHOULD ENSURE that the material below is reviewed by their technical staff as soon as possible, so that any appropriate reconfiguration can take place before the transition.
Shibboleth V2 IdP end of life date: 31 July 2016
Posted on Friday, 12 June 2015
Following the release of version 3 of the Shibboleth IdP (Identity Provider) last year, there is a staged EOL (End of Life) process for V2 of the Shibboleth IdP, ending on 31 July 2016. Organisations using a Shibboleth V2 IdP are strongly encouraged to migrate to V3 as soon as possible.
Please note that this End of Life announcement applies only to the Shibboleth IdP software. The Shibboleth SP (Service Provider) software is independently versioned, and V2 remains the latest version.