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shib-cas-authn3 supports Shib IdP v3.0

The shib-cas-authn extensions, developed as part of Unicon's Open Source Support program, is used to delegate the Shibboleth IdP's user authentication to a CAS Server. Whether the client application is a CAS client or a Shibboleth/SAML SP, the integration presents the user with a single SSO experience. Today, Unicon's IAM team released the next version of the shib-cas-authn extension.

Sakai 10.1 Released!

Unicon, on behalf of the Sakai Core Team and the community, is happy to announce the release of Sakai 10.1.

Sakai 10.1 builds on the great work of the Sakai 10.0 release. Sakai 10.1 includes almost 200 fixes and improvements.

Some of the highlights include:

Moodle's race with CAS Server

A client was testing our integration between CAS Server and Moodle 2.6. The lead tester reported that it was often requiring two authentications attempts to login into CAS Server after being redirected there from Moodle. Interestingly enough I was rarely able to invoke the same symptom. The exact symptom is that a user sees the login page, enters their credentials, and after hitting the Login button, the user is show an empty login form. There is no error message, no pre-populated username field. Just the empty login form.

June 26th, 2014 - Unicon IAM Webinar Update

Welcome to June 2014 IAM Briefing

During this briefing we will discuss: updates on CAS, Shibboleth and Grouper; Unicon contributions to CAS, Shibboleth and Grouper; and Unicon's Open Source Support. We'll end with questions and answers.

Our presenters are Mike Grady and Misagh Moayyed. Mike works with IAM, Shibboleth, CAS, Internet2 Scalable Privacy. He worked 36 years at University of Illinois before going working for Unicon. He is Unicon’s Open Source Support for Shibboleth technical lead.

IntelliJ IDEA: Enjoy writing code!

IntelliJ IDEA is a Java development tool that comes in two editions: a community edition that can freely be downloaded and used, and an ultimate edition with more advanced features and integration support with a variety of popular programming platforms and frameworks. I have been using IDEA since v12 and although admittedly, the transition was not so comfortable, I have come to enjoy the new environment quite a bit. I have noticed that my productivity has increased and I no longer have to fight with the tool to debug and/or deploy the code.