UK federation news
UK federation: transition from HideFromWAYF to entity category
Posted on Monday, 13 July 2015
An announcement was recently sent out to everyone listed as a technical or administrative contact for an entity registered with the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research. Its purpose is to inform them of changes to the way in which the UK federation represents discoverability of identity providers in published metadata, and to outline the actions that they may want to take as a result.
Operators of systems that do not make use of the wayf:HideFromWAYF element in UK federation metadata can ignore this message.
Operators of systems that do make use of the wayf:HideFromWAYF elements in UK federation metadata, can begin transition to the new mechanism now in advance of the transition, currently planned for 19-Oct-2015.
Operators SHOULD ENSURE that the material below is reviewed by their technical staff as soon as possible, so that any appropriate reconfiguration can take place before the transition.
Shibboleth V2 IdP end of life date: 31 July 2016
Posted on Friday, 12 June 2015
Following the release of version 3 of the Shibboleth IdP (Identity Provider) last year, there is a staged EOL (End of Life) process for V2 of the Shibboleth IdP, ending on 31 July 2016. Organisations using a Shibboleth V2 IdP are strongly encouraged to migrate to V3 as soon as possible.
Please note that this End of Life announcement applies only to the Shibboleth IdP software. The Shibboleth SP (Service Provider) software is independently versioned, and V2 remains the latest version.
UK federation Announces 1000th Member
Posted on Monday, 25 May 2015
The UK federation are happy to announce their 1000th member - Massachusetts based IT security consultants Painless Security.
UK federation test IdP
Posted on Friday, 5 December 2014
The UK federation now has an IdP for use by SP operators for testing purposes. The test IdP has six accounts, each of which releases a different set of attributes to an SP on authentication. We welcome operators of existing and new SP deployments to test their deployments with the UK federation test IdP.