Entity registration

Once an organisationís application for membership has been approved, a Management Contact may register any number of SP (Service Provider) entities. If the organisation has joined as an IDENTITY PROVIDER member, then the Management Contact can register IdP (Identity Provider) entities as well.

Procedure for registering these types of software:

We also provide information for organisations that want to outsource some or all provision on our Outsourced Provider page.

Shibboleth v3 IdP

This is the current version of the Shibboleth IdP.

We recommend that you keep your software up-to-date within the v3.x series, by noting the supported versions of the v3 IdP and the process for updating a v3 IdP. We also recommend that you subscribe to the announce mailing list.

Upgrading from a Shibboleth v2 IdP to v3

We have put together some documentation about Integration of a new install of a Shibboleth v3 IdP into the UK federation to replace a Shibboleth v2 IdP.

Please contact the UK federation helpdesk for further advice.

Shibboleth v2 SP

Version 2 remains the latest version of the Shibboleth SP. It is compatible with v2 and v3 of the Shibboleth IdP.

Moving from an outsourced OpenAthens MD IdP to a locally-hosted IdP

Points to watch out for and a suggested procedure for Changing from a "virtual" OpenAthens IdP to an in-house IdP.

OpenAthens LA IdP

To install and register an OpenAthens LA IdP:

  • You purchase and install the OpenAthens LA software from Eduserv
  • Register an OpenAthens LA IdP
  • Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to Eduserv's documentation.

OpenAthens SP

To install and register an OpenAthens SP:

  • You purchase and install the OpenAthens SP software from Eduserv.
  • Register an OpenAthens SP
  • Test and if necessary modify your configuration according to Eduserv's documentation.

Other SP

To register and install any other type of SP software

Other IdP

To register and install any other type of IdP software