UK federation news
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.
UK federation Announces 1000th Member
Posted on Monday, 25 May 2015
The UK federation are happy to announce their 1000th member - Massachusetts based IT security consultants Painless Security.
UK federation test IdP
Posted on Friday, 5 December 2014
The UK federation now has an IdP for use by SP operators for testing purposes. The test IdP has six accounts, each of which releases a different set of attributes to an SP on authentication. We welcome operators of existing and new SP deployments to test their deployments with the UK federation test IdP.
Central Discovery Service partial outage - now resolved
Posted on Tuesday, 4 November 2014
The UK federation CDS (Central Discovery Service) experienced a partial outage earlier today. This has now been fixed and a full service is available again.
eduGAIN participation will become the default during November 2014
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014
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, and to Management Liaisons for the UK federation members. Its purpose is to inform you of changes to the way in which the UK federation participates in the eduGAIN system, and to outline the actions you may want to take as a result.