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Implementing Shibboleth at a UK National Academic Data Centre

Ross MacIntyre and David Chaplin

Paper presented by Ross MacIntyre at:
IADIS International Conference 2005: WWW/Internet 2005, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-22 October 2005.

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The UK education sector is embarking upon the adoption of Internet2's Shibboleth software for federated access management. This paper recounts the early experiences of a large academic data centre in implementing support for Shibboleth across its range of services. It covers the practical approach adopted, a worked example and the significant issues raised. Familiarity with federated access and identity management is assumed.
Keywords: Shibboleth, Authentication, Authorisation, Federation, Federated Access, Federated Identity.

18 October 2005

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