The Shibboleth Consortium is the body which ensures the ongoing development, support and maintenance of the Shibboleth software. It is comprised of Members who contribute financially at varying levels depending on size and type of organisation. Jisc, as well as being a Member, are the Operator of the Consortium, repsonsible for its day-to-day management.

Principal Members

Internet2 is a not-for-profit networking consortium deploying advanced networks and applications to research and education communities in the United States. Its 350 members include leading universities, corporations, research organisations and regional/state R&E networks; with more than 66,000 institutes being connected. It also operates the InCommon identity federation and was the original instigator of Shibboleth.


Jisc is the provider of Janet, the United Kingdom’s National Research and Education Network. It connects universities, research organisations, tertiary (FE) colleges and other institutes of learning; serving over 18 million users. Jisc also run the UK Access Management Federation and Assent.


NORDUnet is a joint collaboration of five National Research and Education Networks in Denmark (Forskningsnettet), Finland (Funet), Iceland (RHnet), Norway (Uninett) and Sweden (SUNET). It provides network and e-infrastructure services for the Nordic region.

Federation Members


SWITCH is the Swiss National Research and Education Network. It offers high-performance networking services to universities and research facilities, and also operates the SWITCHaai identity federation.

The Faroese Digitalization Program (Talgildu Føroyar) is a Faroe Islands government organization with the purpose of digitalizing public sector services and providing electronic identity and signature, and digital services to the population, public organizations and businesses. The national identity federation will be built upon Shibboleth products and will eventually be part of the EU eIDAS network.


HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing internet connectivity and associated ICT services to education and research organisations throughout Ireland, including all primary and post-primary schools.


The Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP) provides global integration and collaboration supported by information and communication technologies, for the generation of knowledge and excellence of education and research.

CESNET operates the National Research and Education Network of the Czech Republic. Its goal is to foster research and development of advanced network technologies and applications, along with broadening public knowledge about advanced networking topics.


GARR is the Italian National Research and Education Network, providing high-bandwidth connectivity and advanced services to the national scientific and academic community. GARR currently serves around 450 user sites including Universities, Research Organisations, Laboratories, Observatories and other institutions within the research and academic community.


ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network. It is operated by the University of Vienna and connects around 100 universities, research facilities, regional school networks, libraries, museums, hospitals and federal bodies. It also operates the ACOnet Identity Federation.


Belnet is a Belgian federal government organisation that connects Belgian universities, higher education, research centres and government services. It also operates the BNIX Internet Exchange and


CANARIE is a non-for-profit corporation providing advanced networks and applications to the research and education community in Canada.

DFN Verein is the German National Research and Education Network. It connects more than 300 universities, research institutions and research departments of commercial enterprises.


GakuNin is the Japanese Academic Access Management Federation. It is comprised of universities and providers of e-resources who coordinate interoperability standards supporting single sign-on access.

Haka Federation

Haka is the identity federation of the Finnish universities, polytechnics and research institutions. It is operated by CSC – the IT Center for Science – a non-profit company administered by the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture to provide IT infrastructure, resources and support to the research and education community.


RENATER is the French National Research and Education Network. It provides connectivity and middleware services to more than 1,000 research and education sites in Metropolitan and Overseas France It also operates the Federation Éducation-Recherche.

Academic/Non-profit Members

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

A top-ranked public university, the University of Michigan has a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching, sports and the arts, and more.

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

Los Rios Community College District, one of the nation’s most respected learning institutions and the second-largest community college district in California. We are a two-year public college district that serves the greater Sacramento region.

Los Rios includes: American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major education and outreach centers in Davis, Elk Grove, Natomas, Placerville, Rancho Cordova and West Sacramento; and specialized workforce and economic development programs for business, government and organizations throughout the region. Our colleges offer AA/AS degrees, certificates and transfer education opportunities – students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university – in more than 70 career fields.  The District’s 2,400 square mile service area includes all of Sacramento County, most of El Dorado County and parts of Yolo, Placer and Solano counties. About 75,000 students are enrolled in our colleges.

The Stockholm School of Economics is rated as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Our programs are developed in close cooperation with the business and research communities, providing graduates substantial potential to attain leading positions in companies and other organizations. The School is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of its principal activities – teaching as well as research – maintain the highest international standards. The Stockholm School of Economics is also the only Swedish member institution of CEMS and PIM, which are collaborations between top business schools worldwide, contributing to the level of quality for our school is known.

Temple University is a center of excellence in teaching and research with an international presence and a commitment to community. Our talented faculty and curricula of more than 500 academic programs provide superior opportunities for students. Temple’s diverse student population and residential campus community enrich students beyond academics. A leader in professional education, Temple is among the nation’s largest educators in the combined fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and podiatry.

The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

The University of Virginia is a public institution of higher learning guided by a founding vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of talented students from all walks of life. It serves the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world by developing responsible citizen leaders and professionals; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care.

Brandeis University is a medium-sized private research university with global reach, dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education and the making of groundbreaking discoveries. Brandeis’ 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Founded by the American Jewish community in 1948 as a nonsectarian institution at a time when exclusionary practices prevented equal access to some of the nation’s best universities, Brandeis University has always welcomed talented students and faculty of every ethnicity, religion and cultural background.

Lafayette College is a small liberal arts college with a broad curriculum based in Easton, Pennsylvania. The institution offers undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences as well as engineering within a liberal arts setting. Lafayette is academically competitive and is a national leader in undergraduate research. The College fosters intellectual inquiry, with students assisting faculty in their research at one of the highest percentages of any college or university. It is a full member of the Patriot League and competes in NCAA Division 1 sports.

The University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.

Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 23,000 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on three campuses in three Ontario cities – Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 170,000 alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world. With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact.

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international masters programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven started using the Shibboleth software in 2005 and it is still a perfect match for our rather large & complex organisation.

Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive.  UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The University draws a diverse population to Missoula and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community.

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today it is one of the top ranked universities in the World. Oxford is a collegiate university with over one hundred departments, thirty-eight independent self-governing colleges and six permanent private halls. The federated authentication and authorisation provided by the Shibboleth software is an excellent match for a University organized around the principles of collegiality and subsidiarity.

The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our strength in research comes from our combination of research quality and breadth, innovative students, post-docs, faculty, and researchers, and a culture of national and international collaboration on the world’s most pressing societal issues. We were early to recognize our research community would require federated identity solutions and benefit from open source software; therefore we have been involved with the Shibboleth project since its inception.

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Founded in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, where students and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. The University commits $1B annually to research and is ranked 6th in the nation for the volume of research undertaken.

Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage more than 20,500 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region. The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.

A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.

Cineca is a not-for-profit Consortium of Universities. Founded in 1969, today is made up of 70 Universities, six national Research Institutions, and the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). With its High Performance Computing (HPC) facility, and with excellent scientific skills, Cineca supports the world of the public and private research: it is the most powerful supercomputing center in Italy, and one of the most important worldwide. Cineca supports the international community of scientific research with HPC and Big Data analysis, it develops information systems for universities’ administration offices, for the Italian Ministry of Education Universities and Research, and for companies, health care, and public administration.


The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a group of scientists seeking to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool of astronomical discovery. It works towards this goal by researching and developing techniques for gravitational wave detection.

Commercial Members

Aktia offers a broad range of solutions in banking, asset management, insurance and real estate. Aktia operates mainly in coastal areas, the Helsinki region and inland growth areas.The bank’s roots date back to 1825, when Finland’s oldest surviving deposit bank saw the light of day. The modern Aktia was born in 1991 with the merger of eight savings banks. Aktia has approximately 380,000 customers who are served at over 30 branch offices and via comprehensive internet and telephone services.

Signet is an identity firm specializing in integration of identity sources and applications.  Rather than pushing our own products or isolated ecosystem, we work with your existing systems to enhance your identity management and integrate it with the broader world.  We prioritize documentation and communication for your deeper understanding of the power and precautions inherent to federation.  Whether your organization is trying to connect a challenging service, deploy its first federated providers, upgrade, or simply get the most out of existing solutions, Signet is your deployment partner.  We also operate a free SAML 2.0 testing service running the latest releases of Shibboleth for community use at 

DAASI International is a europe-wide leading service provider for (Federated) Identity & Access Management (IAM) based on open source software. Founded in 2000, the IAM experts from Tübingen, Germany have many years of experience in this field, as well as in the areas of federated single sign-on and directory service technologies.
DAASI International has been a specialist for Shibboleth from early on. The open source company has been actively involved in Shibboleth’s deployment process and has implemented Shibboleth-based SSO solutions within numerous IAM projects.
One of the major targeted domains is the higher education community in general and research libraries in particular. DAASI International represents the Digital Humanities community in projects and initiatives like AARC and FIM4R.


Digital Identity Labs

Digital Identity Ltd is a young Manchester-based company that supplies federated identity services to higher education, small businesses and charities. Their dontations to the Shibboleth Consortium are greatly valued.


InfoStreet are a Cloud Software provider of applications and services to businesses of varying sizes. They utilise Shibboleth in their Single Sign-on solution, SkyLogin, and are a valued donor to the Shibboleth Consortium.


9STAR is a provider of Shibboleth SAML compliant enterprise-grade secure access IT technology platform for enterprise customers. 9STAR’s secure access technology can be provisioned on-demand as a software appliance in the cloud or on-premises. Its Elastic SSOR, ActiveShareFSR, Shimla and ProtectNetworkR software solutions are currently used across the Higher Education, Non-Profit, and Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services sectors in 55+ countries.