Project Manager, Internet2 Middleware Initiative, Chief Technologist
University of Colorado, Boulder
Shibboleth is an Internet2 initiative to develop and deploy a middleware interinstitutional authentication and authorization infrastructure. It has produced working open-source code that is being widely adopted by campuses and content providers as a new tool for access control. Shibboleth also raises an interesting set of issues, from alignment of content licenses with institutional middleware to role-based access control opportunities.
This session will provide an update on Shibboleth and invite discussion on the policy issues being exposed in its deployments.