You’ve logged into Moodle and navigate to WebAssign. You’re prompted, “Please enter your login and password.” Or, you’ve logged into the employee Benefits section of MyPack Portal and navigate to your AON Flex Spending-Medical account. Again the prompt, “Please enter your login and password.” Each of these services requires its own ID and password, and for the user, that means adding another set of credentials to that collection of sticky notes. For the institution, closing the security holes and keeping up with the access changes is quite a challenge. Shibboleth was developed as a solution to these problems.
Mark Scheible of OIT Security and Compliance will discuss ongoing efforts at NC State to implement Shibboleth and Federated Identity Management and will answer questions about the technology that provides the ability to login just once, handling any additional authentication “under the covers.” Join him during the OIT Bag Lunch and Learn session, “Shibboleth and Federated Identity Management,” from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, October 5, in 216 Scott Hall.
For more background information prior to the Lunch and Learn, visit the Shibboleth and Federated Identities Web site and read (under Documents): “7 things you should know about Federated Identity Management.” To register, visit Classmate.