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.

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Shibboleth v3 IdP

The Shibboleth v3 IdP is the latest version of the Shibboleth IdP. The UK federation support team has experience of installing and configuring the software, but we have not (yet) developed comprehensive documentation. Here are links to preliminary documentation:

Please contact the UK federation helpdesk for further advice.

Upgrading a Shibboleth v3 IdP

The Shibboleth team have simplified the upgrade process for a Shibboleth v3. We recommend that you keep up-to-date with this security software, by noting the supported versions of the v3 IdP and the process for updating your IdP.

Shibboleth v2 IdP

The Shibboleth v2 IdP is in a phased End-of-Life process which will end on 31 July 2016. We do not recommend that new installations deploy a v2 IdP, although we will include the following documentation for completeness:

Upgrading Shibboleth v2 IdPs

You should run a supported version of the Shibboleth IdP software. The Shibboleth version 2 home page identifies the specific versions recommended at a given point in time.

If you have an earlier version of the IdP software then we recommend for security reasons that you upgrade your Shibboleth IdP deployment to the most recent version of the software. If you do update your software then it's helpful if you contact us and tell us the new software version.

Shibboleth v2 SP

Version 2 remains the latest version of the Shibboleth SP. It is compatible with v2 and v3 of the Shibboleth IdP.

Moving from an outsourced OpenAthens MD IdP to a locally-hosted IdP

Points to watch out for and a suggested procedure for Changing from a "virtual" OpenAthens IdP to an in-house IdP.

OpenAthens LA IdP

To install and register an OpenAthens LA IdP:

  • You purchase and install the OpenAthens LA software from Eduserv
  • Register an OpenAthens LA IdP
  • Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to Eduserv's documentation.

OpenAthens SP

To install and register an OpenAthens SP:

  • You purchase and install the OpenAthens SP software from Eduserv.
  • Register an OpenAthens SP
  • Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to Eduserv's documentation.

Other SP

To register and install any other type of SP software

Other IdP

To register and install any other type of IdP software