Any campus web application provider, whether the application is a campus custom application or an externally hosted web application, that can accept and exchange properly formed Shibboleth or Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) metadata, may request Federated Identity Service authentication.
Requests will be granted based on the following:
Federation: An association of independent organizations, each governed by its own institutions. The InCommon federation serves the U.S. education and research communities, supporting a common framework for trusted shared management of access to on-line resources.
Identity Provider (IdP): Is a service capable of authenticating users and releasing specific attributes to service providers.
Service Owner/Service Contact: A campus person representing the entity providing and responsible for the web application. This is a person identified with the service. All web application service and support requests or incidents that do not relate to Shibboleth authentication or attribute release will be directed to this person.
Service Provider (SP): 1. Refers to the university entity providing or facilitating a web application as a service. Service providers control access to their protected resources. 2. Service Provider can also refer to the application resource that interacts with an Identity Provider to enable federated authentication and attribute exchange.
Technical Contact: A contact by role or name that can assist with data exchange and service provider incident or problem resolution.
Web Application: A software application utilizing the Internet (World Wide Web) and common browser technologies to deliver service.