You have paid your InCommon membership dues, your federation admins have been vetted, and you even uploaded your IdP metadata in the InCommon Federation Manager website. Like many new members, you are probably asking yourself, "Now what?"
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RESTful APIs, while not new, have only recently seen adoption in portlets. Why? They are often used to expose a service. In the case of portlets, there is often a more complete service that the portlet fronts. Another common use is to provide the back end of single page applications. It is this later use that is likely to drive more RESTful APIs in portlets.
Luckily, most portlets use Springframework with it's vast array of complimentary libraries. Springframework Web Services is one such library that directly supports implementing RESTful APIs.
On Thursday May 5, 2016 at 10:00AM PDT (1:00PM EDT) the Unicon Open Source Support (OSS) team held the uPortal Open Source Support Briefing summarizing OSS activities for Q1 of 2016.
Many Shibboleth IdP adopters use LDAP as provide both an authentication provider and an attribute source. There is always the question of "do we need to configure TLS/SSL for the IdP's connection to the LDAP server(s)?". My response is "always" because we need to protect the user's credentials even in the most trusted network. My question back to the client, "Why do wouldn't you?". Often the response is somewhere between "we've tried and we got it to work once, but then it broke sometime" and "we could never get it to work".
A common task when running a SAML Identity Provider (IdP) is integrating additional SAML service providers (SP). This task is not a trivial one, especially when compared to integrating CAS clients. New IdP administrators can run into problems before they even start with the technical task at hand because they aren't given the correct information to be successful. The request to do an integration usually goes something like this:
On November 5th, we had a great quarterly IAM briefing. Misagh Moayyed, Jonathan (JJ) Johnson, and David Langenberg presented to me to discuss CAS, Shibboleth, and Grouper. This webinar was recorded.
On July 9th, we had a great IAM briefing. Misagh Moayyed, Jonathan (JJ) Johnson, and David Langenberg presented to us. This webinar was recorded. You can watch the recording, or just checkout the slides.
Here are some highlights:
The Drupal content management system (CMS) has become a campus favorite over the last decade for many universities across the world.