Friday, October 24, 2008

Shibboleth demonstration movie


http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/demo/shib_demo.html

This is particularly helpful as it shows the user logging into a portal (Blackboard in this instance). This ensures the user has to sign in just once to access a range of external resources associated with them. Shibboleth provides attributes to these resources on the user’s behalf (without ever identifying them as individuals) to allow access.

Also, a helpful presentation from Patrick Kirk about the development of a synthetic scope to identify individual schools within the UK Access Management Federation:

http://www.ja.net/services/events/2008/schools_fed_meeting/programme.html

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