About Us

Shibboleth software has been supporting organisations all over the world since the first release of our Identity Provider in 2003. In the following years, the project saw rapid growth leading to foundation of the Shibboleth Consortium. Choose from the options below to learn more about the software and the Consortium that maintains it.

What is Shibboleth?

A world leader in identity management technology, Shibboleth is an open-source project with a strong community of users. With a dedicated team of developers and vital support from Consortium members, Shibboleth has grown over the years to offer a variety of products alongside its world-renowned Identity Provider.

What is the Consortium?

Founded to provide a formal means of financing the maintenance and development of Shibboleth software, the Consortium is now comprised of over 50 members from 17 different countries. As the body responsible for the management of the project, the Consortium’s structure is made up of a Board, the Membership, and an Operator.

View our annual summaries

Read about the progress of the Shibboleth Consortium over the past year including membership growth, Board structure and development team updates. 

Want to become a Member?

With a Consortium membership, you gain exclusive access to priority support with all your Shibboleth products. Click below to discover more.

Our highly valued members keeping Shibboleth moving forward