2015 Prepared Talk Proposals
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== Shibboleth Federated Authentication for Library Applications: ==
* Scott Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org, California Digital Library
* Ken Weiss, email@example.com, California Digital Library
Shibboleth is the most widely-used method to provide single-sign-on authentication to academic applications where users come from many different institutions. Shibboleth, the InCommon education and research trust framework, and the SAML protocol comprise a very powerful - but very complicated - solution to this very complicated problem. Scott and Ken have implemented Shibboleth for multiple library applications. They will share their understanding of the good, the bad, and the underlying spaghetti that makes it all work. Ken will discuss some of the technical aspects of the solution, touching on optimal and non-optimal use cases, administrative challenges, and authorization concerns. Scott will describe the implementation pattern for multi-institution single-sign-on that the California Digital Library has evolved, using the recently released Dash application (http://dash.cdlib.org) as an example.
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