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Federation Technical Guide

The Federation Technical Guide provides a convenient way to locate the details and documentation for implementing federated identity management with InCommon.

Precursors to Technical Implementation

See How to Get Started in the InCommon Federation for an introduction to non-technical aspects of InCommon Federation participation.

Technical Implementation

Starting with InCommon

Identity Attributes

Federation Manager

Metadata

Advanced Topics

Recommended Practices

The InCommon community has developed a set of recommended practices for many aspects of federation practice. You can navigate to the Recommended Practices page for these and other topics:

  • Organizational Presence
    • Contacts in Metadata
    • Federated Security Incident Response
  • Technical Basics
    • Metadata consumption (refreshed daily)
    • Scope in Metadata (IdP)
    • x.509 certificates in metadata
    • SAML protocol endpoints
    • User Interface elements in metadata (IdP and SP)
    • Requested attributes in metadata
  • Operational Maturity
    • Maintaining supported software
    • Federation user experience
  • Maximizing the Federation
    • Identity Provider attribute release process
    • Persistent identifier support
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