The UK federation Test Identity Provider

The UK federation Test IdP allows you to test access to your SP deployment, and can be used for troubleshooting. It is not intended for load testing.

The Display Name of the IdP is "UK federation test IdP" and the entityID is https://test-idp.ukfederation.org.uk/idp/shibboleth.

As this is an open-access IdP and the credentials are listed below, we cannot assert user accountability.

Accounts and attributes

Several accounts corresponding to typical use cases are available on the Test IdP. The IdP releases attributes for each account from the UK federation core attribute set. See section 7 of the UK federation Technical Recommendations for Participants for more information.

The eduPersonEntitlement value of http://ukfederation.org.uk/entitlements/example has been created by the UK federation specifically to allow SPs to test for the presence of this attribute. We do not define any meaning to this value and it is not intended to be used in production. It is documented at http://www.ukfederation.org.uk/entitlements/example.

Two accounts (Beth and Craig) are based on personas developed by EDINA and the other accounts illustrate other aspects of attribute usage in the UK federation.

Alice, an affiliate

An affiliate is a user that has some relationship with the organization but not a full member. A typical use is for someone applying to study at an organization.

username: alice
password: passworda

attributes releasedvalue
eduPersonScopedAffiliationaffiliate@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonPrincipalNamealice@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonTargetedIDdepends on the entityID of the SP

Beth, a lecturer

This user is appropriate for any member of staff at an organization. The user is based on the EDINA persona for a lecturer in Higher Education.

username: beth
password: passwordb

attributevalue
eduPersonScopedAfilliationstaff@test.ukfederation.org.uk and member@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonPrincipalNamebeth@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonTargetedIDdepends on the entityID of the SP
eduPersonEntitlementhttp://ukfederation.org.uk/entitlements/example

Craig, a student

This user is appropriate for any full-time or part-time student in education. It is based on the EDINA persona for a PhD student.

username: craig
password: passwordc

attributes releasedvalue
eduPersonScopedAffiliationstudent@test.ukfederation.org.uk and member@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonPrincipalNamecraig@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonTargetedIDdepends on the entityID of the SP
eduPersonEntitlementhttp://ukfederation.org.uk/entitlements/example

Duns, a polymath

This account corresponds to a user who has a complicated relationship with the organization and therefore has two affiliations.

username: duns
password: passwordd

attributes releasedvalue
eduPersonScopedAffiliationaffiliate@test.ukfederation.org.uk and member@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonPrincipalNameduns@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonTargetedIDdepends on the entityID of the SP

Ewart, an alumnus

This account represents a person who is no longer a student at the organization.

username: ewart
password: passworde

attributes releasedvalue
eduPersonScopedAffiliationalum@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonPrincipalNameewart@test.ukfederation.org.uk
eduPersonTargetedIDdepends on the entityID of the SP

Library, a library-walk-in user

This account represents a user who has access to library but no other formal association with the organization. Whether such a user gains access to resources will depend on the SP.

username: library
password: passwordl (the letter l)

attributes releasedvalue
eduPersonScopedAffiliationlibrary-walk-in@test.ukfederation.org.uk

More information

We intend this Test IdP to be self-service as far as possible.

If you find that your SP deployment doesn't allow access from the test IdP, please investigate your own system first. Read the error message, check in the logs. If you need more information or want to discuss the errors, you can contact the UK federation helpdesk.