UK Federation Support Officer Vacancy

Posted on Friday, 21 December 2012

We are currently recruiting for a UK Federation Support Officer. For further information and to apply, go to: http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk and search Vacancy Reference No: 006946

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Discovery presentation at Charleston

Posted on Thursday, 15 November 2012

Rod Widdowson gave a presentation at the Charleston conference on behalf of REFEDS & the UK federation concerning improving discovery in the federated login process. The examples provided give excellent advice to how publishers can significantly improve user experience.

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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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Presentations from FAM12

Posted on Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A number of Federation speakers were among the presenters at the FAM12 event concerning federated identity, held in Birmingham on November 6th.

Their presentations and others can be found here: http://www.eduserv.org.uk/newsandevents/events/2012/fam12#Resources

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RAPTOR Presentation at Internet2

Posted on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Rhys Smith presented a talk at the Internet 2 Conference on RAPTOR, the UK federation tool designed to collect and visualise the usage of authentication systems such as Shibboleth, EZproxy or FreeRADIUS.

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Shibboleth statistics using Raptor - a talk at the HEAnet annual conference

Posted on Friday, 5 October 2012

Alex Stuart, Federation Support Officer with the UK Access Management Federation, will be presenting a talk at Ireland's HEAnet annual conference on 8 November 2012. The lightning talk is titled Shibboleth statistics using Raptor.

Raptor is an open source software suite for reporting on Shibboleth (and other) authentication events. Alex will outline how we introduced Raptor in EDINA at the University of Edinburgh, and how we modified the web front-end to integrate the suite with existing reporting mechanisms.

More information on Raptor is available at http://iam.cf.ac.uk/trac/RAPTOR

More information on the 2012 HEAnet conference is available at http://www.heanet.ie/conferences/2012/

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UK federation metadata aggregation

Posted on Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Technical specialists may be interested in a personal blog post written by Ian Young, the UK federation's Technical Architect, describing some of the technology used to run the service:

http://iay.org.uk/blog/2012/08/uk-federation-metadata-aggregation

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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.

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Additional Raptor Workshop in Scotland

Posted on Monday, 2 July 2012

The Raptor development team and JISC Collections will be offering an additional, free to attend, Raptor workshop in Scotland during September.

Raptor is a free to use, open source software suite generally designed to enable accounting within event-based systems, and specifically aimed at accounting within systems that handle authentication such as the Shibboleth IdP, OpenAthens LA, and EZproxy. See http://iam.cf.ac.uk/RAPTOR for further information.

The Raptor workshops are aimed at technical and non-technical users alike, at both Library and IT members of staff (why not come along as a pair?), and at both existing Raptor users and those who haven't touched it yet but are interested in using it in the future.

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RAPTOR Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Raptor development team and JISC Collections will be holding two free to attend Raptor workshops over the coming months. The Raptor workshops are aimed at technical and non-technical users alike, at both Library and IT members of staff (why not come along as a pair?), and at both existing Raptor users and those who haven't touched it yet but are interested in using it in the future. read more...

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JISC Identity Management Survey

Posted on Monday, 14 May 2012

In 2010 JISC published the Identity Management Toolkit, designed to help UK FHE institutions improve their Identity Management. The Toolkit built on the earlier work of the JISC-funded Identity Project and was endorsed by UCISA, RUGIT, ISAF, and JISC InfoNet. The JISC Identity Management Toolkit Review Project (Feb 12 - July 12) will review and update the original Identity Management Toolkit.

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McShib rides again

Posted on Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Scottish Federated Access Management Forum

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New editions of technical documents published

Posted on Friday, 3 February 2012

Technical reference documents for the UK federation are available here.

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