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Shibboleth

Software: The SSO solution for research and education and the InCommon Federation

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Shibboleth is the linchpin that securely authenticates identities within the InCommon Federation. It is a single sign-on (SSO) solution that allows management to make informed authorization decisions in a privacy-preserving manner. Shibboleth is used in the InCommon Trusted Access Platform architecture to support federated and campus single-sign-on services to local and cloud-hosted applications.

Shibboleth is among the world’s most widely deployed federated identity solutions, connecting users to applications both within and between organizations. The Shibboleth components are open source and, while initially developed by Internet2, are now maintained by the international Shibboleth Consortium.

Shibboleth also:

The InCommon Trusted Access Platform provides a packaged version of Shibboleth software that is integrated with the other components. Extensions, like the Shibboleth IdP User Interface for administrators, are also available.

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