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.


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.


Federation Members

REANNZ is the National Education and Research Network for New Zealand, providing high speed, high capacity connectivity along with New Zealand’s Federated Identity Management system, Tuakiri.


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.


The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.


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.


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.


Academic/Non-Profit Members

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.

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 Space Telescope Science Institute is based in Baltimore, MD, operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. STScI helps humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 95,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff. It has campuses in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley, and degree-granting programs around the world.


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

DAASI International is an expert for federated Identity and Access Management based on open source. For more than 15 years the service provider from Tuebingen, Germany, has been working in the field of Identity and Access Management, focusing especially on directory service technologies for universities, government agencies and companies. Additionally, DAASI International actively engages in the area of Digital Humanities and works in national and international research projects, e.g. it creates digital research infrastructures for the projects DARIAH-DE as well as the EU funded Horizon 2020. The services of DAASI International cover Consulting, Support, Software Development, Training and the Implementation of advanced technologies for IT infrastructures.

Clareity Security

Clareity Security is a leader in the development of security, integration and efficiency related products and services. Its team of experts led single sign-on integration efforts in North America since 2005, and Clareity has developed a suite of world-class products to meet the unique needs of real estate brokers, MLSs and e-commerce vendors. It is the creator of Safe Syndication™, the leading listing syndication and IDX/VOW compliance management tool for brokerages and MLS organizations, and the Clareity Application Store, a secure e-commerce solution for purchase of real estate applications and information subscription services.

Overt Software Solutions

Overt Software Solutions has been actively involved in Shibboleth since 2003. Through Overt’s research and development (with Jisc) Overt has been looking into real world scenarios, such as Cloud IdP/SP technology and how this can benefit organisations. Products like our “True Single Sign On”, ADFS/Shibboleth Bridging Tool, Shibboleth Load Balancing, Shibboleth Stats Tool and our excellent support packages make us one of the leading UK based Shibboleth/SAML IdP/SP providers.



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.