EuroCAMP Cork
18-19 May 2009
Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

How to build single sign on systems - practical experiences

Aim of the event

The original aim of EuroCAMP was to develop middleware awareness at grassroots level, and to present some of the various identity management and authentication mechanisms available.

This EuroCAMP got back to those roots, in a similar vein to the event in Athens last year, providing training and insight into the use and configuration of directory services, how to use schemas and how to ease the installation of authentication and authorisation software. It also presented simpleSAMLPhp and show how it can be integrated with existing applications to enable federated access.

The workshop programme included guidance to the installation and implementation of middleware components and was therefore most suited to people with a technical background.

This EuroCAMP event was a more basic event, mainly aimed to those operating directories and identity management (IdM) systems within campuses, but was equally open to anyone who wishes to attend. The event addressed the following topics:

  • Directories and how to populate them;
  • How to allow applications to use directories;
  • Why moving from LDAP based organisation database to an IdM system;
  • Single Sign On and authentication inside and outside campuses (CAS, simpleSAMLphp, shibboleth etc and how to use them);

Some case studies were also presented to show practical implementation of what was presented.

Registration is now closed.