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 v3 IdP

The Shibboleth v3 IdP has recently been released. 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:

Installing and configuring a Shibboleth v3 IdP

Registering a Shibboleth v3 IdP

Please contact the UK federation helpdesk for further advice.

Shibboleth 2 IdP

To register and install a Shibboleth 2 IdP:

  1. You install Shibboleth 2 IdP software
  2. Your Management Liaison e-mails a registration request to the federation helpdesk to register a Shibboleth 2 IdP entity
  3. You make changes appropriate to your installation to the standard Shibboleth 2 configuration files, as described in set up Shibboleth 2 IdP.
  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 set up Shibboleth 2 IdP.

Upgrading Shibboleth 2 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 2 SP

To register and install a Shibboleth 2 SP:

  1. You install Shibboleth 2 SP software
  2. You make changes appropriate to your installation to the standard Shibboleth 2 configuration files, as described in set up Shibboleth 2 SP
  3. Your Management Liaison e-mails a registration request to the federation helpdesk to register a Shibboleth 2 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 set up Shibboleth 2 SP.

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

To register and install an OpenAthens LA IdP:

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

Other SP

To register and install any other type of SP software