Shibboleth is an Internet2 Middleware Initiative project that has created an architecture and open-source implementation for federated identity-based authentication and authorization infrastructure based on SAML.

Federated identity allows for information about users in one security domain to be provided to other organizations in a common federation. This allows for cross-domain single sign-on and removes the need for service providers to maintain usernames and passwords. Identity providers supply user information, while service providers consume this information and gate access to secure content.


Category Identity And Authorization Management

(This article is based upon a version available under GFDL at Wikipedia:Shibboleth (Internet2))

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