New Documents available - Synthetic Scopes for Schools

Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2008

A document, and its summary, outlining the recommendations for the use of a synthetic scope within the schools sector are now available.

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Updated - Recommendations for the Personal Use of Data

Posted on Monday, 17 November 2008

A new version of the UK federation's Recommendations for the Use of Personal Data has just been published, providing updated guidance on protecting both users and providers of federated services.

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WAYFless urls

Posted on Monday, 3 November 2008

Details of Service Providers offering WAYFless urls are now available on the UK federation website

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Case Studies Now Available

Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2008

Case studies are now available on the UK federation website

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Revised version of Identity Provider Deployment document available.

Posted on Monday, 9 June 2008

A new version of the federation document on Identity Provider Deployment is now available from the federation web site.

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School membership of UK federation gaining pace as numbers hit 300

Posted on Wednesday, 16 April 2008

15 April 2008 - YHGfL Foundation has become the 300th member to join the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research, adding to the growing number of Regional Broadband Consortia (RBCs) and Local Authorities helping schools to take advantage of simplified and secure access to on-line content and resources.

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New Members since 17 March

Posted on Tuesday, 15 April 2008

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 17 March:

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UCISA provides guidance on Access Management

Posted on Friday, 28 March 2008

UCISA (the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) has published guidance for institutions to assist them to come to their own conclusions and plan their short and long term strategies for managing access to resources. The guidance is intended to lay out the options available and has been compiled from UCISA’s initial draft and input from both Eduserv and JISC.

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Internet2 releases Shibboleth 2.0

Posted on Thursday, 20 March 2008

The Shibboleth release announced by Internet2 today consists of revised service provider and completely re-written identity provider software. As such, UK federation procedures and documentation do not currently address use of Shibboleth 2.0 within the UK federation. UK federation members wishing to register Shibboleth 2.0 entities are welcome to do so, with the understanding that the registration process may take a little longer than usual while procedures and documentation are developed.

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New Members since 3 March

Posted on Monday, 17 March 2008

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 3 March:

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New Members since 7 February

Posted on Monday, 3 March 2008

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 7 February:

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Momentum builds with more than 200 members now confirmed

Posted on Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Membership of the UK Access Management Federation has more than doubled in under six months, as academic institutions across the country take advantage of new services that give students simplified access to content and resources. The signing of the 210th Federation member this week is evidence of the growing desire among academic institutions for flexible access management solutions. Academic institutions across the country take advantage of new services that give students simplified access to content and resources.

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JISC offers support to small publishers

Posted on Friday, 8 February 2008

JISC invites applications from smaller publishers for support to obtain assistance from the JISC Publisher Access Management Support Project to enable them to join the UK Access Management Federation by becoming a Service Provider (SP).

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New Members since 30 January

Posted on Thursday, 7 February 2008

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 30 January:

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JISC invites tenders to support small publishers

Posted on Monday, 4 February 2008

The JISC wishes to invite tenders for the design, development and delivery of a programme of technical support and associated technical solutions aimed at smaller publishers seeking to join the UK Access Management Federation.

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New Members since 21 December

Posted on Tuesday, 29 January 2008

The following organisations have joined the UK federation since 21 December:

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Federated access management: JISC announces changes to transition arrangements

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2008

As part of its transition programme for federated access management for UK education and research, JISC has been actively seeking an extension to the Federation Gateway Services contract with Eduserv which would allow Athens to work in the open standards environment of the UK Access Management Federation. Regretfully, we must announce that we have not managed to reach an affordable agreement for the provision of the service, and it will no longer form part of the JISC Services portfolio from 1st August 2008.

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Re-use of Persistent Identifiers

Posted on Monday, 14 January 2008

The UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research ('the federation') provides a mechanism for Service Providers to manage the risk of unauthorised disclosure of their content and of any information which they store about their users.

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Shibboleth on Windows - Call for Participation

Posted on Friday, 11 January 2008

JANET (UK) would like to invite JANET connected organisations to participate in the testing of a Shibboleth on Windows installer.

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EDINA Digimap available via the UK federation

Posted on Tuesday, 8 January 2008

EDINA Digimap, which celebrates its 8th birthday this week, is a collection of services delivering maps and map data of Great Britain to UK Higher and Further Education. The 100,000th Digimap OS service user was registered in December 2007.

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