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  • 1. SHIBBOLETH Shyama c Digital library Trainee IIITM-K
  • 2. Contents
    • Introduction
    • Purposes
    • Membership
    • Major Features
    • Benefit
    • Software
  • 3. Introduction
    • The Shibboleth® System is a standards based, open source software package for web single sign-on across or within organizational boundaries.
  • 4. Purposes
    • Accessing digital library resources from off-campus
      • Proxy servers, shared passwords
        • Permits access directly to content without campus proxy server
        • Requires campus authentication, though identity is not passed to library
        • Be used by libraries for new licensing approaches to content
    • Contd..
  • 5. Contd..
    • Using distance education courseware
      • Additional username/passwords
        • Use local campus authentication and have campus pass appropriate identifier passed to courseware or service
        • Requires remote resources to trust campus enrollment/authentication
    • Contd..
  • 6. Contd..
    • Accessing a research web site at another university
      • Group class accounts or new remote individual accounts
        • Enables use of local campus account
        • Permits role-based access
        • Requires active privacy management by user
  • 7. Membership
    • There are four types of membership :
      • Regular membership
      • Affiliate membership
      • Corporate membership
      • R&E Network membership.
    • There are three types Corporate membership
      • Corporate Partner
      • Corporate Sponsor
      • Corporate Member.
    • Contd..
  • 8. Contd..
    • Two categories of Affiliate membership .
      • Affiliate members
      • Afilliate members with Collaboration Site Status.
  • 9. Major Features
    • Interoperability
    • Manageability
    • Functionality
  • 10. Interoperability
    • Improved interoperability with commercial and open source federation solutions.
    • Support for SAML 2.0 and SAML
    • New default behavior eliminates callbacks and extra firewall/SSL configuration for SAML 2.0 deployments.
  • 11. Manageability
    • Improved support for managing metadata, including real-time download and caching, and generation of provider metadata from configuration.
    • Flexible new attribute release and acceptance policy engines with shared syntax.
    • Improved backend support in the IdP for persistent opaque identifiers to facilitate privacy-preserving access to services.
    • The IdP can reload almost all configuration files within a running system.
    • The IdP now maintains separate Access and Audit logs.
  • 12. Functionality
    • Encryption of user data between providers, even without callbacks.
    • Extensive clustering support for both the IdP and the SP.
  • 13. Benefit
    • Shibboleth enables access control for web-based applications
    • provides web single sign-on functionality for services hosted by your site, other sites, or both.
    • simplifies account and access management related to offering protected web-based resources.
    • optionally enables the preservation of privacy according to institutional policy and individual preferences.
    • Contd..
  • 14. Contd..
    • provides a site with tools to manage authorization to access remote resources
  • 15. Software
    • Shibboleth Single Sign-on and Federating software consists of two major packages:
    • identity provider software is used by the organization with the individuals accessing the resource, and
    • service provider software is used by the organization supplying the service.
  • 16. Thank You