Protect web applications with a University of Minnesota username and password.
Shibboleth is an implementation of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) authentication protocol. Shibboleth is commonly used in web applications -- such as Moodle, Lynda.com, and Library resources -- where a user's status at the University determines their level of access to these resources. The University operates a Shibboleth identity provider allowing faculty, staff, students, and other account holders to log in. Websites that run a SAML service provider can use Shibboleth to authenticate users.
Leverages users’ existing University credentials so that you don’t have to manage your users’ accounts and passwords
Your site never sees the users’ passwords; users enter passwords on the standard University login page only, so you don’t have to worry about handling passwords securely within your website or application
Works with both on-premise and hosted/cloud applications
Your application can get additional information back about users who logged in -- such as name, role, courses, job information, etc. -- that may be useful for access control (may require additional data access approval)
Your website or application could also leverage other universities’ accounts to log in for a more broadly-facing audience using the InCommon Federation