InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop - May 22-23, 2018

The first of two Shibboleth workshops planned for 2018 will take place May 22-23 at the Unicon headquarters in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. The second workshop will take place at the University of Pittsburgh (tentative dates are July 10-11). Here are the details about the workshop in Arizona.


Unicon Headquarters
1760 E. Pecos Rd., Suite 432
Gilbert, Arizona 85295 (suburban Phoenix)
May 22-23, 2018 (9 am - 5 pm PT both days)

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Are you interested in learning how to install and configure the Shibboleth SAML SSO/Federation Software? Do you need to upgrade to IdPv3? Would you like to see how the containerized TIER version of the Shibboleth IdP can simplify your installation and configuration?

Join us for the InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop May 22-23, 2018 at the Unicon Headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona (suburban Phoenix). The registration deadline is May 11.

The two-day training covers both the Identity Provider and Service Provider software, as well as some integration issues. We will also introduce you to the TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research) version of the Shibboleth IdP, which is delivered via a Docker container and is pre-configured to work well with InCommon. The workshop focuses on installing and deploying IdPv3 and the Shibboleth Service Provider. Here is what you can expect:

  • A two-day, directed self-paced workshop

  • Hands-on installation of the identity provider and service provider software

  • Experienced trainers providing overviews and one-on-one help

  • Discussions on configuration and suggested practices for federation

  • Attendance is limited to 40

The workshops will offer the chance to:

  • Install a prototype Shibboleth identity and service provider in a virtual machine environment

  • Gain experience with the Docker container version of the Shibboleth IdP (the TIER version)

  • Discuss how to configure and run the software in production

  • Learn about integration with other identity management components such as LDAP and selected service providers

Knowledge of identity management concepts and related implementation experience is strongly recommended. Organizations are encouraged to send one or two attendees who best represent the following functions:

  • System install, integration, and ongoing support staff

  • Campus technology architects

To learn more about Shibboleth, see the Shibboleth wiki ( More information on federated identity can be found at

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