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Setup

ADFSToolkit

CANARIE is pleased to announce the addition of ADFSToolkit functionality to the Canadian Access Federation (CAF) Federated Identity Management (FIM) service. CANARIE and its partners have been working on a set of tools to augment existing ADFS Identity Provider installations. ... Read More

Common Settings and URLs for FIMS 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 ... Read More

Critical Configuration Policies

Configuring your Identity Provider or Service Provider is critical to the operation and security of the federation. The reference FIMS software and the CANARIE IdP installer  are capable of adhering to these elements. Other software may not be. In cases ... Read More

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Troubleshooting

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Solutions

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 ... Read More

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 Read More

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 ... Read More

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