UK Federation Town Hall Week

Posted on Monday, 1 June 2020

Wed hoped to do this in person, but obvious reasons mean we are running virtual UK federation "Town Hall" sessions across a whole week of 8th-13th June (at lunch times 1-2pm), using Zoom. Well be covering a variety of topics and plan on the sessions being not entirely didactic. So please come armed with questions. If there is anything you would like to see covered, please email me ( in the next week and well see if we can add it in.


  • Baseline in the UK federation
  • CoC, R&S, Sirtfi & other attributes
  • Shibboleth health check lessons
  • Publisher round table: Ask anything
  • SSO & aspects of content piracy
  • Delegated authentication
  • Readiness for Shibboleth v.4
  • VerifID: Commercial Student Verification
  • About T&I Consultancy


The meeting will take place over Zoom.

Sessions will be recorded and openly viewable after the event. Any revisions to the schedule or changes to the joining details will be updated here.

We are happy for anyone to join. However, please contact Mark Williams ( in advance for the meeting password.

Please note that the size of the room is set at 100 participants max so you may want to join early.

Zoom details


  Session One 1pm-1.30pm Session Two 1.30pm-2pm
Mon Baseline in the UK federation
Alex Stuart & Rhys Smith
Tue Shibboleth Health Check Lessons
Matthew Slowe & Jon Agland
About T&I consultancy
Pete Atkins
Wed CoC, R&S,Sirtfi & other attributes
Alex Stuart
Publisher round table: Ask anything
Steve Glover
Thu Delegated authentication
Matthew Slowe
Readiness for Shibboleth v4 IdP
Jon Agland
Fri SSO & aspects of content piracy
Elsevier Sari Frances and Mark Placito
VerifID: Commercial Student Verification
Mark Williams

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