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SAML 2.0 Help and Training Available This Quarter

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, University IT Technology Training will provide free Open Labs and a lecture on Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 for Stanford website and application owners who currently use WebAuth to authenticate users.

A trusted industry standard, SAML 2.0 will replace Stanford’s homegrown and more limited WebAuth protocol to power authentication and authorization later this year. All website and application owners must transition to SAML 2.0 by August 31 or earlier.

The SAML 2.0 Open Labs take place on January 31 and March 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Polya Hall 170B. The Open Labs provide half-hour time slots to meet with a UIT consultant for advice on making the transition. The Open Labs are free but require registration in advance.

A lecture about SAML 2.0, “Setting up a Stanford Service Provider Using Stanford’s Federated IdP (SAML2)” takes place on February 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Redwood Hall G19. The lecture explains how to configure the SAML 2.0 protocol and Shibboleth software to provide single sign-on for applications. The lecture is free but requires registration in advance. Although in-person attendance is recommended, the lecture will be available via Zoom for remote workers upon request. Email UIT Technology Training for Zoom access.

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