WAYF has now been integrated into eduGAIN, a conjunction of a number of chiefly European eID-federations. Like Nordic Kalmar2, the eduGAIN 'inter-federation' enables users from any member federation to access web services from other member federations. The cooperation is still at an early stage, and is expected to develop in the next few years. Identity and service providers with an interest are encouraged to contact WAYF.
WAYF now an eduGAIN participant
- Friday, 21 December 2012 14:55
Frederikshavn Upper Secondary School and HF-Course connected to WAYF
- Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:05
WAYF launches JAKOB
- Friday, 09 November 2012 13:31
Today WAYF introduces JAKOB - an attribute collector.
JAKOB is short for Joined Attribute Knowledge Object Blobs, a WAYF service for collecting user information (“attributes”) from decentralised data sources (“attribute authorities”) and integrating this into a single, unified response for the web services.
Cambridge Journals now connected to WAYF
- Thursday, 18 October 2012 13:45
WAYF introduced as world's most advanced identity federation
- Wednesday, 10 October 2012 09:28
Last week, at the Internet2 member meeting in Philadelphia, USA, Ken Klingenstein, Sr. Director for middleware and security at Internet2, introduced WAYF as “the world's most advanced identity federation, both in terms of technology and cross sector deployment.”
Klingenstein is one of the ‘founding fathers’ of federated identity and in many ways a central figure in the field.
WAYF was invited to speak twice at the conference: about privacy protection and about RASMUS, WAYF's system for visualisation of the economic dynamics of the federation.
ISIC now a WAYF service provider
- Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:30
ISIC Association Nordic has just joined WAYF as a service provider. Educational institutions connected to WAYF can henceforth offer their students the International Student Identification Card (ISIC), profiling themselves through a co-operation with ISIC Association Nordic, at home and abroad. Currently VIA University College co-operates with ISIC, enabling its students to obtain an ISIC through their local VIA student cards.
An ISIC qualifies its student holder for an abundance of benefits all over the world, including in Denmark, e.g. up to 50% off on on Arriva/DSB train fares.
ISIC—the world's best established student card—was founded in Copenhagen in 1953. ISIC is supported by both the EU and, through UNESCO, the UN. In the five Scandinavian countries ISIC is administered by KILROY.
BYG-ERFA connected to WAYF
- Monday, 02 July 2012 13:01
BYG-ERFA's web service was connected to WAYF this spring. Those of the BYG-ERFA Foundation's customers connected to WAYF now have a simple way of accessing an abundance of short sheets of constructional experience, quality assured by experts, with buildable solutions for new build as well as renovation. BYG-ERFA Foundation has since 1977 collected and reviewed constructional experience from practical construction.
NemLog-in certificate renewed
- Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:00
NemLog-in (Danish Agency for Digitization) changed their certificate on Thursday the 26th of April 2012 between 10,30 and 11 PM.
Services using NemLog-in through WAYF did not have to renew the NemLog-in certificate; WAYF took care of this.
WAYF signing certificate renewed
- Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:00
On the 17th of April 2012 at 10 o'clock, WAYF renewed its signing certificate.
Consequently, WAYF login will work only insofar as services and institutions connected to WAYF have incorporated the new signing certificate into their WAYF setups. Guidance on how to do this is available here.
New JANUS user guides for SPs and IdPs
- Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:18
Now there is a JANUS user guide for Service Providers (SPs) too. This has been requested for a long time and finally we can present this new user guide for SPs. The user guide follows the user guide for IdPs, with minor adjustments.
Single Logout with WAYF
- Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:07
It has recently been decided that WAYF does support Single Logout—i.e. a user's ability to log off every service at once where he is logged in through WAYF. At the same time, however, it is stressed that WAYF cannot guarantee that every web service connected to the federation will handle logout requests correctly—and so cannot guarantee that the user actually is logged out.
WAYF recommends users to close their browsers upon logging out.
SP-issued SAML2 authentication scoping elements, via WAYF, now working with ADFSv2
- Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:57
Some services have experienced problems with ADFSv2 when using SAML2 authentication request scoping elements (IdP choice at the SP side).
ADFSv2 does not support SAML2 scoping.
WAYF has changed the handling of SAML2 scoping elements so that they are no longer conveyed to the IdP side, even though an authentication request is issued.
This behaviour is not in accordance with the SAML2 specifiation but is seen as a necessary 'tweak' to allow ADFSv2 IdPs to function properly.
As soon as ADFSv2 supports SAML2 scoping elements, WAYF will return to the behaviour described in the specification.
Improvement of 'Select your identity provider'
- Thursday, 12 January 2012 14:45
The icon for the service you want to log in to is now presented.
There must be no doubts whether you are still in the process of logging into the selected service or not. This could well be the case earlier since the 'select your identity provider' list did not show it clearly enough with an icon. It does now.
WAYF nominated for the European Identity Award
- Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:27
WAYF featured in today's Version2
- Wednesday, 11 January 2012 10:20