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DAIR – July 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the second edition of the DAIR Cloud community newsletter. This time around, we have other exciting things to show as we focus on the use of Apache in DAIR. If you are new to using Apache, check out our new instructional video that walks you through the process. 1. Getting Started with Apache 2. […]

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blog arrowDate: July 13, 2017


Taking Science to New Heights: How CloudUAV software helps drones accelerate discovery

Submitted by: Dan Sellars, Manager, Software Development UAVs in modern research UAVs, often called drones, present some exciting opportunities to modern researchers. The number of applications for UAVs in research is nearly endless, with more and more innovative uses being experimented with all the time (UAVs are even delivering dry-cleaned clothes to customers, if you […]

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blog arrowDate: July 11, 2017


Recommended IdP 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. Other software may be used but may require sites to perform extra steps or bear increased security risks that the Shibboleth […]

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blog arrowDate: June 20, 2017


Reference Shibboleth IdP Configuration Settings

Configuring the Shibboleth IdP to Load and Validate metadata If you are using the IdP-Installer, this is automatically configured for you and you can skip this section. Recommended reading and authoritative reference for IdP metadata configuration can be found here: https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/IDP30/MetadataConfiguration Adding FIM Production Aggregates to the Shibboleth IdP To add the FIM Production aggregates […]

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blog arrowDate: June 15, 2017


CANARIE Introduces New, Free DAIR Cloud Resources to Accelerate Canadian Startups’ Time to Market

[Ottawa, ON] Introducing New, Free Software Packages for Canadian Startups on the DAIR Cloud CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the introduction of a catalogue of open-source software packages that give tech entrepreneurs some of the most common applications they need to begin developing cloud-based products […]

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blog arrowDate: June 14, 2017


Inaugural Survey of Canada’s Research Software Developers Highlights Opportunities for Collaboration and Innovation

[HPCS2017, Kingston, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the results of its inaugural survey of Canadians who are employed to develop software to support scientific research. The study was undertaken in collaboration with the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) to better understand the needs of […]

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blog arrowDate: June 8, 2017


Reference Shibboleth SP Configuration Settings

Configuring the Shibboleth Service Provider to load metadata The Shibboleth Service provider can be downloaded from the Shibboleth site for Unix or Windows platforms. The instructions that follow are for basic configuration and encourage review of the recommended readings for more detail. Recommended reading for Service Providers: For installation For metadata configuration Adding FIM Production […]

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blog arrowDate: June 7, 2017


CANARIE Launches Open Call for Applications for its Board of Directors

[Ottawa, ON] CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today launched an open call for applications for a volunteer position on CANARIE’s Board of Directors. Serving on the CANARIE Board is an opportunity to direct the evolution of a component of digital research infrastructure that is critical to Canada’s […]

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blog arrowDate: June 7, 2017


CANARIE Announces Launch of Canada’s First Global Exchange Point for Research and Education

[TNC17, Linz, Austria] MOXY: Canada’s First Global Exchange Point for Research and Education Visit the MOXY page for more information CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the launch of Canada’s first Global Exchange Point for research and education (R&E): MOXY. Located in Montreal, and operationally supported […]

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blog arrowDate: May 31, 2017


Upgrading to Shibboleth v3

CAF recommends running the latest Shibboleth v3 Identity Provider software published by the Shibboleth Consortium. Latest Version of the IdP is  v3.2.1. This means that Shibboleth v2 is a legacy version which will reach end of life support as of July 31, 2016.  After this date no bug fixes, not even security-related bug fixes, will be issued. […]

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blog arrowDate: May 20, 2017


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