Saturday, September 20, 2008

Shibboleth or שיבולת

The Exact Editions platform now uses the Shibboleth system for federated sign-on to web services. The system is Open Source and much used in the British academic universe, amongst others. Here is a video from JISC explaining some of the advantages (warning: the vides is a little bit 'corporate').

Federated services are always a good idea on the web? Such shared technologies all depend on trust....which is becoming ever more important in the web as services are layered on top of each other.

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