UK federation 2014 news
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.
Shibboleth security advisory for Shibboleth IdP and OpenSAML-J
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014
The following announcement has recently been 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. Its purpose is to inform you of an important security problem which will affect some UK federation members.
YOU SHOULD ENSURE that the material below is reviewed by your technical staff as soon as possible, so that you can minimise the impact of this issue on your services.
We recommend that all deployments of the Shibboleth IdP be upgraded to version 2.4.2 as soon as possible to avoid the security issue.
The full Shibboleth security advisory is available at: http://shibboleth.net/community/advisories/secadv_20140919.txt
Please contact the UK federation helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any additional questions about this update.
Job vacancy: Metadata Officer in the UK federation
Posted on Friday, 5 September 2014
The UK federation is advertising for a Metadata Officer to be part of the team that manages the UK federation metadata. It's a technical role and we think it would be suitable for someone with a degree in Computing, Library or Information Science, or who has equivalent experience.
The closing date is 5pm on 19th September 2014. We anticipate interviews will be held in the week commencing 6th October 2014, in Edinburgh.