Sessions at the Internet2 Shibboleth Working Group are now underway in Arlington.
First up is Russell Beall, presenting on the use of Terracotta for clustering IdPs for high availability. I won’t say much about this now as it is well described here. The presentation is also available online and describes the process well. Given that I have heard quite a few comments on IdPs in the UK falling over lately, it may be of interest!
Major changes and features in Shib2.2 are next, and these are described on the Spaces wiki. Scott Cantor believes that this will be the last major release of the SP for quite some time, and is working towards a June release date.
Two developments within the IdP that may be of interest:
- “uPortal” n-tier delegation support. More on this tomorrow!
The 2.3 of Shibboleth ‘may’ include back-channel single logout, more intelligent installation and configuration tools, real-time metadata generation, clustering solution based on HA-Shib, SPNEGO Authentication.