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July UK Access Management Federation formally launched (July 31, 2008)
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May Holy grail of IDs (SC Magazine - May 22, 2008) General Info
2008 IT Management
May EBSCO Extends Shibboleth Authentication Service into Germany (May 22, 2008) IT Technical deployers
2008 Shibboleth 2
May InCommon Provides Online Identity Management Platform for Microsoft DreamSpark Shibboleth 1.x
2008 Program Documentation
Apr. Identity Management Streamlined at University of Texas Campuses (Government Technology
2008: - Apr 28, 2008) Shibboleth in Action!
Shibboleth demo
Apr. Shibboleth authentication tool upgraded (Government Computer News - April 22, 2008) (Quicktime Movie)
2008: Open-source suite for federated identity management gets improved security, easier Shibboleth-enabled
management collaboration
Apr. The Shibboleth project participated in two interop events accompanying the RSA conference.
(Quicktime Movie)
2008: Scott Cantor represented Shibboleth in the Concordia event, which tested interoperation
using SAML and WS* protocols. Jim Fox supported the Shibboleth CardSpace
implementation, which participated in the OSIS Interop event.
Apr. The UK Shibboleth Federation announced that they have just welcomed their 300th member.
Mar. Shibboleth 2.0 Now Available
Feb. Higher Ed students in 11 countries can use Shibboleth software to download -- for free --
2008: Microsoft development software. Press Release
Jan. USC deploys Shibboleth-enabled access to Google Apps and Email
Nov- The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and the Research Center
2007: for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen have released a new white paper in their
series "Breaking Down Digital Barriers". "Digital identity interoperability and eInnovation"
Their white paper discusses Shibboleth, as an example of the current state of Digital ID
Interoperability. The paper can be downloaded from
7- Today, for the first time, the Internet2 community demonstrated the interoperability of its
Dec- Shibboleth federated identity management software with the National Science Foundation's
2006: (NSF) FastLane online grant administration system. The full news release is available here.
In about two weeks, we'll provide a link to an archived video of the demonstration.
29- Shibboleth as an Intra-campus Web SSO, and with SOA
Nov- At a recent Educause live broadcast, UCSD talked about "Planning and Delivering Service-
2006: Oriented Architecture". In this talk, they described how they are using Shibboleth as their
deployed intra-campus Web SSO mechanism, why it's good to have a Web SSO, and noted
the value of having Shibboleth support attributes. UCSD has a web portal/front-end that uses
Shibboleth for SSO, and accesses backends via an SOA framework and its security
mechanisms (authenticating as the user, using the identity obtained via Shibboleth
attributes). This is an interesting example of a working approach to hooking these
middleware components together; it is significant in showing that using WS-Security does
NOT imply reinventing a campus infrastructure, or using WS-Federation.

More info about the talk, and an archive of the audio, can be found at:
7- The WebCT/Shibboleth module has been updated and a new set of instructions have been
Nov- written for its use. It is available under BSD licensing from either:
2006: The Blackboard PowerLinks Developers Network (Vista/CE customers can register for
a free account)
The 'Project Deliverables' section of the  KUSP project page

Any feedback on the instructions/module would be very welcome. Many thanks to Paul
Monk and Mark Wilcox (Blackboard/WebCT) and Bonnie Ferguson (The University of Kent,
UK) for all their help on this project.

NOTE WELL: All Internet2 Activities are governed by the Internet2 Intellectual Property Framework.
This material is based in whole or in part on work supported by the National Science Foundation under the NSF Middleware Initiative -
NSF 02-028, Grant No. OCI-012393, Grant No. OCI-0330626. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this
material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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