Members

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

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

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

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.

NORDUnet

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

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.

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

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.

RNP

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

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

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

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

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 CERT.be.

CANARIE

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

DFN

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

ESA

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

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

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

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.

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.

LIGO

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 TextGrid (I-III) and DARIAH-DE (I-III). DAASI International is also active in the EU fundet Projects AARC and AARC II. 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 and its portfolio of products and services reflects real-world scenarios, such as Cloud IdP/SP, self-heal technology and how this can benefit organisations. Products like our “True single sign-on”, ADFS/Shibboleth Bridging Tool and Shibboleth Load Balancing, all come with great support packages.

Here at Overt Software, our Shibboleth services are worldwide. Whether it’s the west or east coast of the USA, or the beautiful coastal beaches of Australia (and everywhere in between). We deliver and support our now global range of Cloud services.

We also understand that educational institutions have different operating models and require a variable level of support. For most our 9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri UK support times are great. For others, load balancing Shibboleth gives that additional peace of mind and doesn’t disrupt the service during maintenance. To reflect our diverse worldwide client base and your needs, Overt Software offers a comprehensive 24/7 support package with 12 to 1-hour response times. For full details please visit the Overt website.

 

Partners

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

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

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.