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What Standards and Profiles does FIMS 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 FIMS 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


IdP Installer Software

Additionally, CANARIE has an automated installation of the FIMS reference Identity Provider implementation that can be found here: https://bit.ly/idpinstaller

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blog arrowDate: August 20, 2017


Recommended SP Software

Any software that supports SAML2 can be used in FIMS. The prevalent installation choice is Shibboleth, which is also CANARIE’s chosen base for the reference FIMS 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


Recommended IdP Software

Any software that supports SAML2 can be used in FIMS. The prevalent installation choice is Shibboleth, which is also CANARIE’s chosen base for the reference FIMS 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


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