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CANARIE Issues $4.5M Call for Proposals Supporting Re-Use of Research Software

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE Issues $4.5M Call for Proposals Supporting Re-Use of Research Software CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a second Call for Proposals that invests in research software teams to adapt their existing research platforms to support researchers from other disciplines. Additional funding is available to […]

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blog arrowDate: September 23, 2017


CANARIE Awards $2M in Funding for the Evolution of Existing Research Software to Support New Disciplines

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE Awards $2M in Funding for the Evolution of Existing Research Software to Support New Disciplines CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the recipients of funding who will adapt their existing research platforms (also known as Science Gateways or Virtual Research Environments) so that […]

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blog arrowDate: September 21, 2017


What Standards and Profiles does FIM use?

The FIM service implements the OASIS SAML2 specification and participates globally with other SAML2 federations through inter-federation with eduGAIN. Inter-federation is how CANARIE exchanges FIM Identity Provider (IdP) and Service Provider (SP) records in an interoperable fashion. To do this we use the following profiles: SAML2int.org’s interoperability deployment profile eduGAIN’s deployment profiles eduGAIN Metadata Profile […]

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blog arrowDate: September 20, 2017


Common Settings and URLs for FIM Services

Production and Test Environments CANARIE’s FIM has two environments: Production environment for production facing services and high availability profile Test environment for non-production services with a best effort availability profile Your IdP or SP can participate in either or both environments as long as the operation of the IdP or SP complies with the most […]

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blog arrowDate: September 19, 2017


IdP Installer Software

Additionally, CANARIE has an automated installation of the FIM reference Identity Provider implementation that can be found here: canarie.ca/identity/support/fim-tools/

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blog arrowDate: August 20, 2017


DAIR – August 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to our August edition of the DAIR Cloud community newsletter. This month we are focusing on security for your DAIR Cloud environment, including firewall best practices. Take five minutes of your day to learn more about firewall best practices in our video below. 1. Firewall Best Practices 2. Program Update: CloudTracker We have launched […]

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blog arrowDate: August 13, 2017


Critical Configuration Policies

Configuring your Identity Provider or Service Provider is critical to the operation and security of the federation. The reference FIM software and the CANARIE IdP installer  are capable of adhering to these elements. Other software may not be. In cases where your chosen platform cannot meet these requirements, steps should be taken to mitigate the […]

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blog arrowDate: August 5, 2017


New, Free Tool Lets Canadian Small & Medium-Sized Businesses Forecast Cloud Usage and Cost

[Ottawa, ON] CloudTracker: New, free tool lets Canadian SMEs forecast cloud usage and cost CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the launch of CloudTracker, a free and innovative metrics reporting tool that gives Canada’s tech small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the ability to accurately forecast what […]

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blog arrowDate: August 3, 2017


Recommended SP Software

Any software that supports SAML2 can be used in FIM. The prevalent installation choice is Shibboleth, which is also CANARIE’s chosen base for the reference FIM implementation due to feature robustness, security, and maintainability. Comparing SAML2 Service Provider Solutions Organizations using something other than Shibboleth as their Service Provider should take into consideration the differences […]

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blog arrowDate: July 20, 2017


Common IdP and SP Configuration Settings

Common steps for both the Shibboleth IdP and SP are to fetch the FIM Signing Key and to also configure Production and or Test aggregate fetching and validation.  These steps shape the foundation for the base configurations in CAF, which may branch into more in-depth information and links. Fetching FIM Signing Key Fetch the certificate […]

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blog arrowDate: July 13, 2017


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