Entity registration

Once an organisationís application for membership has been approved, and the option for participation determined, the organisation may register any number of identity provider and service provider entities. Further information is provided for organisations wishing to enter into an outsourcing arrangement.

Shibboleth 2

To register and install a Shibboleth 2 SP:

  1. You install Shibboleth 2 SP software
  2. You obtain a suitable X.509 server certificate
  3. You make changes appropriate to your installation to the standard Shibboleth 2 configuration files, as described in set up Shibboleth 2 SP
  4. Your Management Liaison e-mails a registration request to the federation helpdesk to register a Shibboleth 2 SP entity
  5. You are sent an e-mail confirming that the technical description of your registered entity has been published in the federation metadata.
  6. Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to set up Shibboleth 2 SP.

To register and install a Shibboleth 2 IdP:

  1. You install Shibboleth 2 IdP software
  2. You obtain a suitable X.509 server certificate
  3. Your Management Liaison e-mails a registration request to the federation helpdesk to register a Shibboleth 2 IdP entity
  4. You make changes appropriate to your installation to the standard Shibboleth 2 configuration files, as described in set up Shibboleth 2 IdP.
  5. You are sent an e-mail confirming that the technical description of your registered entity has been published in the federation metadata.
  6. Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to set up Shibboleth 2 IdP.

Upgrading from Shibboleth 1.3 to Shibboleth 2

Upgrading a Shibboleth 1.3 IdP installation to Shibboleth 2 IdP.

Upgrading a Shibboleth 1.3 SP installation to Shibboleth 2 SP.

Upgrading from Shibboleth 2.x IdP (x less than 3)

If you have an earlier version of the IdP software than 2.3 then we recommend for security reasons that you upgrade your Shibboleth IdP deployment to the most recent version of the software.

Changing from OpenAthens to Shibboleth

Changing from an outsourced OpenAthens IdP to an in-house Shibboleth IdP.

OpenAthens LA

To register and install an OpenAthens LA IdP:

  1. You purchase and install the OpenAthens LA software from Eduserv
  2. You obtain a suitable X.509 server certificate
  3. Your Management Liaison e-mails a registration request to the federation helpdesk to register an OpenAthens LA IdP entity
  4. You are sent an e-mail confirming that the technical description of your registered entity has been published in the federation metadata.
  5. Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to Eduserv's documentation

OpenAthens SP

To register and install an OpenAthens SP:

  1. You purchase and install the OpenAthens SP software from Eduserv.
  2. You obtain a suitable X.509 server certificate.
  3. Your Management Liaison e-mails a registration request to the federation helpdesk to register an OpenAthens SP entity.
  4. You are sent an e-mail confirming that the technical description of your registered entity has been published in the federation metadata.
  5. Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to Eduserv's documentation.