The Shibboleth Consortium has been established to provide a mechanism for deployers of Shibboleth worldwide to make financial contributions to the Shibboleth project. The Consortium is intended to be a lightweight support function for the Shibboleth project, providing financial, administrative and governance support.
The Consortium Operator role is held by JISC Advance. JISC Advance is a constituent part of JISC, providing a bridge between the exploration of new ideas (by JISC and others) and the practicalities of using innovative technologies in the field. The experience of JISC Advance in providing administrative support and leadership to a whole range of technical and support projects to the education and research community makes it an ideal home for the Shibboleth Consortium.