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  • From: Greg Wood <>
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  • Subject: InCommon Federation To Support Latest Shibboleth Software Release
  • Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 15:32:20 -0400

InCommon Federation To Support Latest Shibboleth Software Release

Nationwide Trust Network To Provide Support and Services for Shibboleth 1.3

Ann Arbor, MI - August 18, 2005 - InCommon(R) today announced
that it now supports the latest version of the Shibboleth standards- based
federated single sign-on and attribute exchange system, Shibboleth(R) 1.3.

InCommon, which utilizes the Shibboleth open source software, has
created a shared trust framework for participating organizations to make
attribute-based decisions when determining access privileges to
protected online resources. Shibboleth 1.3 metadata is SAML 2.0 compliant
enabling interoperability with other Shibboleth and SAML 2.0 based
federations in the future. InCommon will also maintain compatibility
with Shibboleth software versions 1.2 and 1.1.

"Shibboleth 1.3 is a major stepping stone for participants. By
implementing this latest version, participants will lay the groundwork
for Shibboleth 2.0, " said John Krienke, InCommon Operations Manager.
"InCommon can provide support and expertise to participants as they
continue to evolve this forward looking approach to protecting identity
and online resources."

About InCommon(R)
The InCommon Federation provides higher education institutions and their
sponsored resource partners with unparalleled privacy, security and
scalability for accessing protected online resources. InCommon is based
on the concept of federated administration enabling participants to
become part of an association of organizations that agree on a set of
attributes and policies to exchange information about their users for
access to restricted resources. As a limited liability company, InCommon
is operated by Internet2 and managed by an independent Steering
Committee representing the higher education and research community. For
more information, visit:

About Shibboleth(R)
Shibboleth, a project of Internet2/MACE, is developing architectures, policy
structures, practical technologies, and an open source implementation
to support inter-institutional sharing of web resources subject to access controls.
For more information about Shibboleth, visit:

Greg Wood


  • InCommon Federation To Support Latest Shibboleth Software Release, Greg Wood, 08/18/2005

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