EDUCAUSE recently began establishing trust relationships with members of The InCommon Federation, , and . The relationships will increase security and streamline access among a group of web sites that EDUCAUSE creates and maintains for its members. In order to use the system and to ensure quality of service, we have established a self-service system that allows key representatives to map their Identity Provider (IdP) to the organization that he or she represents.
EDUCAUSE has recently made changes to its Identity Management configuration. EDUCAUSE has been granted Research & Scholarship (R&S) classificaiton within the InCommon Federation. Information about R&S, and how to configure your IdP to support it, is available below:
- What is the Research & Scholarship (R&S) Category?
- Technical description of the R&S entity category
- Configure your IdP to support the R&S category
To get started, you'll need to configure your organization's IdP software to recognize the EDUCAUSE Service Provider (SP). Please contact your organization's identity management personnel to get started. They will need information about the attributes below.
To add your organization's IdP contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, contact information, and the entityID for your organization's IdP. Please confirm that your IdP is configured to release the required attributes described below.
Configuring Your Identity Provider
Your identity management personnel will need the information below before starting the setup process.
The Entity ID for our Service Provider is http://sso.educause.edu/sp
Please note that only valid public keys published in the form of x.509 certificates in your IdP's metadata will be accepted. Expired certificates will not work. More information regarding certificates in metadata can be found on the InCommon Federation website.