November 2016 saw WAYF reaching 15 million logins a year, runningly — a 50% increase since November last year. Have a look at our statistics here (select Ever By Running Year in the combo-box).
WAYF now has 15 million logins a year, runningly
WAYF now collects feedback from end users
It is now possible for end users to provide feedback to WAYF regarding the user experience. A feedback link has been added to the web pages used the most frequent:
Copenhagen School of Marine Engineering and Technology Management joins WAYF
Copenhagen School of Marine Engineering and Technology Management (MSK) has joined WAYF. Consequently, users here now have the ability to access WAYF-connected web services using their MSK login credentials.
Mos Eisley Cantina
National Gallery of Denmark now a WAYF identity provider
The National Gallery of Denmark (‘SMK’) today completed its technical integration with WAYF as an identity provider. Accordingly, the Museum's staff now have the ability to access WAYF-enabled web services using their familiar SMK credentials.
DRCMR now a WAYF identity provider
The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (‘DRCMR’) at Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, today joined WAYF as an identity provider. Consequently, researchers affiliated with the DRCMR now have the ability to access WAYF-enabled web services using their DRCMR credentials.
WAYF introduces proxy IdPs in interfederation metadata
WAYF now introduces distinct entities for its connected IdPs in the Kalmar2 and eduGAIN metadata feeds, enabling SPs to connect to Danish IdPs directly, in a peer2peer manner, e.g. enabling an SP like the GEANT Intranet to connect directly to the Technical University of Denmark, through eduGAIN.
Being a hub&spoke federation, Danish WAYF has until now published just a single IdP in Kalmar2 and eduGAIN metadata, namely the WAYF hub IdP. The real IdPs behind the WAYF hub thus have so far not been accessible as seperate entities, making it technically impossible for a number of non-Danish SPs to connect directly to their Danish customer institutions through eduGAIN and Kalmar2.
This situation is now changing:
With these proxy IdP entities published in the Kalmar2 and eduGAIN metadata feeds, WAYF can now, in the context of interfederation, be thought of as any other peer2peer federation, breaking down both technical and mental barriers.
Over the coming week WAYF will gradually publish its almost 100 IdPs to Kalmar2 and eduGAIN — this to avoid potential problems with large, sudden increases in the number of IdPs and to be able to contain any problems that may arise during the operation.
As we publish an entity specific certificate — based on the same common key — for each entity, (older versions of) ADFS-based SPs are supported.
Fredericia Maritime School has joined WAYF
Fredericia School of Maritime and Tech Engineering has just joined WAYF. Users here now have the ability to access WAYF-connected web services using their institutional accounts.
Kolding's International Business Academy now a WAYF identity provider
The International Business Academy in Kolding has just joined WAYF as an identity provider. The school's IT provider, Herningsholm IT Centre, has completed the technical integration today. Staff and students at International Business Academy consequently have the ability to access web services accepting WAYF login, using their familiar institutional logins.
"PHPH" metadata handler launched
WAYF today has launched its new metadata handler, PHPH, acronymic for PHederation PHeeder.
Metadata I/O system
PHPH basically reads a number of metadata sources and from these generates a set of metadata feeds needed for the operation of WAYF.
Interfederation customs clearance
The WAYF Secretariat through PHPH's web interface has the ability to edit interfederation metadata, enforcing WAYF constraints on entities imported into WAYF as well as eduGAIN and Kalmar2 policies on WAYF entities being exported.
Each feed and entity handled by PHPH can be explored through the system's browser interface, publicly avaliable here, both as XML and in a “flat” format. Features include entity search field and filters and a graphical overview of the feeds involved and their interrelations. Public access is read-only.
Watch it in action
Watch our brief intro video here!