UK federation news
New editions of technical documents published
Posted on Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Technical reference documents for the UK federation are available here.
New UK federation Shibboleth extension now available
Posted on Thursday, 5 July 2012
The UK federation has developed a Shibboleth IdP extension which lets the identity provider release an attribute which is dependent on the user's IP address. So, for example, the IdP could release an entitlement indicating that a student was logging in from the campus network.
UK federation supporting education technology startups
Posted on Thursday, 28 March 2013
One of our members, Knodium, was mentioned in the Guardian yesterday: “Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?” (see http://gu.com/p/3em6d/tw)
UK Access Management Federation reaches 1500 entities.
Posted on Thursday, 17 January 2013
The UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research continues its sustained growth, and by the end of 2012 the number of registered entities in the federation reached 1500. Having evolved from the SDSS development federation in 2006, the UK federation has grown consistently in the last four years and today has 924 members and 1518 entities. It continues to be the largest federation for research and education.
Mobile authentication and access: any time, any place, any device?
Posted on Thursday, 15 November 2012
Mark Williams writing for JISC Collections in the UKSG Journal Insights discusses some of the issues raised for libraries within the authentication sphere, by the proliferation of mobile apps.
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