M5.40 Prototype Shibboleth federation built up with further EDIT institutions

The general objective of the activity covers the design of a security infrastructure and the introduction of a secure Single Sign-On service (SSO) for the Platform. The task to be achieved within the fifth JPA concerns the integration of a Community Single Sign-On (CSSO) security infrastructure within the Platform. The CSSO enables the various EDIT service providers to protect their services and resources defining individual access control policies, while users can access different services using only one identity. The security infrastructure bases on the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol family. In particular, SAML provides a federation concept to realise the community aspect. This milestone reports on the activities fostering the extension of the EDIT federation to further EDIT institutions.