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REFEDS Community urges Shibboleth upgrades as IdP reaches End of Life


The Shibboleth Identity Provider is one of the main software components used in identity federations worldwide and one of the most popular software choices for people deploying federated identity for research and education. In May 2015 with the release of version 3 of the Identity Provider, the Shibboleth team announced an End of Life date for version 2 as 31 July 2016. This date is now just two weeks away and from the end of July no critical security bugs will be fixed in version 2.