150 and counting

Posted on Friday, 21 December 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 12 December:

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UK federation briefing event

Posted on Friday, 14 December 2007

JANET(UK) will be running a one day Access Management Federation Briefing on 14th February 2008 at the Teacher Building, Glasgow. This event is aimed at anyone interested in finding out more about the UK Access Management Federation. The programme includes:

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New federation members since 22 November

Posted on Wednesday, 12 December 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 22 November:

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Selecting, Designing and Operating Secure Federated Access Management Systems

Posted on Monday, 10 December 2007

The following document, which should be helpful to organisations planning to join the federation, has been placed on the TERENA website: "Selecting, Designing and Operating Secure Federated Access Management Systems".

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Shibboleth on Windows

Posted on Friday, 7 December 2007

Given the requirement to support a diverse range of directory configurations, the Shibboleth Identity Provider software sometimes requires a relatively complex manual configuration to integrate with an organisation's local directory environment. Due to the prevalence of Microsoft Windows Active DirectoryŽ, an effort is under way to streamline the installation and configuration of Shibboleth specifically for that environment, through the creation of an installer package.

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JISC support for Access Management

Posted on Friday, 7 December 2007

JISC has issued the application procedure by which UK HE and FE institutions can apply for support from the JISC Institutional Access Management Support Project (JIAMSP). The procedure can be viewed at:

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New federation members since 31 October

Posted on Thursday, 22 November 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 31 October:

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New federation members since 8 October

Posted on Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 8 October:

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New federation members since 25 August

Posted on Monday, 8 October 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 25 August:

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Brunel University 100th federation member

Posted on Friday, 24 August 2007

Brunel University joined the UK federation on 23rd August. They are the 100th member.

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New federation members since 13 August

Posted on Wednesday, 22 August 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 13 August:

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New federation members since 25 July 2007

Posted on Monday, 13 August 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 25 July:

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New members in July

Posted on Tuesday, 24 July 2007

The following members have joined the UK federation since the beginning of July:

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UK federation workshop - 17th September 2007

Posted on Monday, 9 July 2007

JANET(UK) will be running a one day access management workshop on 17th September 2007 at Woburn House, London.

This event is aimed at anyone interested in finding out more about the UK Access Management Federation.

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JISCmail join the federation

Posted on Wednesday, 4 July 2007

JISCmail has joined the UK Access Management Federation as a Service Provider (SP) so that users of JISCmail can now make use of the Shibboleth Single Sign on infrastructure, allowing individuals to have a single set of credentials at their home organisation to authenticate them to the mailing list service and other Shibboleth enabled services. This will ease the burden on people having to remember countless username and password variations across multiple service providers.

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New members of the UK federation

Posted on Wednesday, 27 June 2007

The following members have joined the UK federation in the past two days:

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New members of the UK federation

Posted on Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The following organisations have joined the UK federation during the past week:

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The UK Federation, Shibboleth and Microsoft Windows

Posted on Wednesday, 13 June 2007

The UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research uses the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standards for the communication of authentication, entitlement and attribute information between member organisations. The SAML standards can be used in many different ways, allowing the implementation of different types of federated communities.

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University of Bath

Posted on Monday, 11 June 2007

The University of Bath has joined the UK federation.

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TAG Learning Limited

Posted on Thursday, 7 June 2007

TAG Learning Limited has joined the UK federation.

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New federation members

Posted on Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Chesterfield College and Service Birmingham Limited have joined the UK federation.

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Federation Gateway Services

Posted on Monday, 4 June 2007

Posted by Nicole Harris, on the JISC Access Management Team Blog, on 16th May 2007

One of the unique issues facing the UK adoption of the SAML standard through the UK Access Management Federation is to ensure that the UK education community continues to be able to access Athens resources. To support this requirement, JISC has funded Eduserv to develop and maintain two gateways to the UK federation. These gateways are known as the Federation Gateway Services.

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University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Posted on Friday, 1 June 2007

The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff has just joined the UK federation.

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UK federation technical documents revised

Posted on Friday, 1 June 2007

New versions of two of the technical reference documents for the UK federation were published today:

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Ovid Gateway and SilverPlatter available

Posted on Friday, 1 June 2007

Ovid is pleased to announce that both of their precision search and discovery platforms, Ovid Gateway and SilverPlatter, are now Shibboleth compliant.

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Elsevier B.V.

Posted on Friday, 1 June 2007

Elsevier B.V. has just joined the UK federation.

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New members of the UK federation

Posted on Monday, 28 May 2007

Here is an up-to-date list of members of the UK federation.

From now on news items will be used to announce new members of the federation. In the meantime, here is a list of organisations which have joined in 2007, by month of joining:

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ADFS / Shibboleth interoperability

Posted on Monday, 28 May 2007

Chad La Joie of the Internet2 Shibboleth team recently posted a message on the shibboleth-users@internet2.edu mailing list concerning ADFS/Shibboleth interoperability, as follows:

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VeriSign Secure Site Pro certificates now accepted

Posted on Thursday, 1 February 2007

In addition to the basic VeriSign Secure Site certificates previously accepted by the UK Federation, Secure Site Pro certificates with Server Gated Cryptography are now also accepted, enabling stronger encryption from old browsers if required.

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SCS certificates now accepted

Posted on Thursday, 1 February 2007

The UK Federation now accepts certificates issued by the TERENA Server Certificate Service (SCS), for which UKERNA is the UK Registration Authority.

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