Shibboleth Third Party Integration

Mark K. Miller max at
Wed Nov 28 17:07:26 EST 2012

On Wed, 28 Nov 2012, Peter Schober wrote:

> * Abba Yadav <APY at> [2012-11-28 17:06]:
>> We are putting together a RFP document for a third party application
>> and want to make sure that it can integrate with our Shibboleth
>> IDp. What are the things that the third party cloud application
>> should support so that it can be integrated with Shibboleth?
> It should support all the SAML protocol bindings and profiles you
> intend on using,
> -peter

Of course, there's more than just the technical details of SAML to achieve 
application functionality.

Your IdP provides the data that represents identities and their 
attributes.  That representation must be clearly defined and agreed upon. 
That's why the eduPerson schema is my friend!

Also, there is the whole trust framework between your IdP and the SPs that 
offer the applications you want to use.  In it's simplest form this is 
"just" exchanging good metadata.  (Oh, what an understatement!)  This is 
why I'm so happy to be a participant in the InCommon Federation.

Hope that helps,


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