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1 Introduction to Shibboleth and the IAMSECT Project

2 2 What is Shibboleth? Authentication management Authorisation management (Open Source) Software A decentralised, key-based trust model Web-based

3 3 Overview Users and Services, now Users and Services, with Shibboleth ID Providers The IAMSECT Project Demonstration #1 - Shibboleth & BB Demonstration #2 – BIOSIS (live) Questions

4 4 Users and Services - now Many username & password pairs Tools to manage them Means of Coping Managing user lists ‘remote users’ Keeping up-to-date UsersServices Confidentiality Security

5 5 User and Services - Shibboleth One Home institution One username and password No user lists Federations UsersServices How?

6 6 Identity Providers Assert someone’s identity You want your users to access remote services Only worry about your own users

7 7 Federations Groups of Identity & Service Providers A set of agreed policies Mutual trust (via symmetric keys)

8 8 IAMSECT Inter-institutional Authorisation Management to Support eLearning with reference to Clinical Teaching

9 9 IAMSECT JISC funded Collaboration between Durham, Northumbria, Newcastle Shibboleth isn’t trivial Technical issues Managerial issues Confidentiality - Clinical Teaching

10 10 Demonstration #1 (theoretical) At present, theoretical Durham Blackboard (Service Provider) Newcastle login (Identity Provider)

11 11 Demonstration #1

12 12 User attempts to access Service

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14 14 User redirected to ‘WAYF’

15 15

16 16 User selects their Identity Provider

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18 18 I.P. authenticates User Active Directory

19 19 User redirected back to Service Active Directory

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21 21 User accesses Service Active Directory

22 22

23 23 Demonstration #2 (live) EDINA BIOSIS e-journal Service SDSS federation WAYF Newcastle Identity Provider

24 24 Questions

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