InCommon and Azure AD - The Multilateral Federation Challenge
Multilateral federation facilitates collaboration across multiple organizations around the world. InCommon, CAF, UK Federation and all eduGAIN federations utilize multilateral federation. It is a critical component to Identity and Access Management architecture in higher education and research. Azure AD does not support multilateral federation natively, but there are solutions available to fill the gap.
Cirrus Identity Bridge is Now Available in the Microsoft Azure AD App Gallery - Streamlining multilateral federation and CAS integrations for higher education institutions!
Introduction from Cirrus Identity CEO, Dedra Chamberlin:
One of the biggest pain points in Higher Education is the ridiculous number of user accounts High School students have to create when applying to college. Cirrus Identity was fortunate to have an intern who recently went through the process, and was willing to blog about it! Without further ado, here is part 2 of her post...
An Identity Management Nightmare - Part 1 of 3
This blog also published on medium.
Introduction from Cirrus Identity CEO, Dedra Chamberlin
Cirrus Identity has been busy expanding our suite of services, and we are proud to announce our new Guest Management package. This packages combines social identity login (with our familiar social-to-saml gateway), a stand-alone external identity provider (branded with your campus look and feel) for users who don't want to use social login, our invitation service, an account linking service, an identity provider proxy, and APIs to integrate with your enterprise identity systems. Together, these services enhance the user experience for guests trying to gain online access at universities.
The growing need for campuses to simplify guest access to online services hasn’t been met with a viable solution, until now.
Patrick Radtke - Cirrus Identity, CTO
FREE JISC WEBINAR - UK FEDERATION
Tuesday December 15th
One of the most widely adopted unique identifiers in higher education federated identity management is eduPersonPrincipalName (ePPN), defined as part of the eduPerson LDAP schema established by Internet2’s Middleware Architecture Committee for Education (MACE-dir). Historically, ePPN is defined by a campus and includes a local, unique identifier (netID) scoped at the campus domain, e.g. netID@university.edu.