Any campus web application provider, whether the application is a campus custom application or an externally hosted web application, that can accept and exchange Shibboleth, or in some cases properly formed Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) metadata, may request Federated Identity Service authentication utilizing the Federated Identity Service Identity Provider.
Requests will be granted based on the following:
Any use of Federated Identity Service information that results in unsolicited information requests, unrelated service offerings, or any transfer of data by the provider to third parties for reasons other than maintaining and operating the intended service is prohibited. Violation of this prohibition may be grounds for immediate termination of Federated Identity Service services.
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.