InCommon Federation/Shibboleth

You can easily and securely access valuable information at other institutions using your primary University Computing Account username and password. This is made possible by the University's membership in the InCommon Federation and Shibboleth (a behind-the-scenes authentication and authorization mechanism).

Anyone at Pitt can currently access resources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and EDUCAUSE. Pitt Students can also download Microsoft professional tools online through the DreamSpark program. Learn more below.

Access Resources from External Institutions >

Use Shibboleth to access resources from external institutions.

What is Shibboleth? >

Learn more about how Shibboleth provides access to external resources with your University Computing Account username and password.

Shibboleth, InCommon, and Attributes >

Describes the procedure for asking the University of Pittsburgh to release user attributes via Shibboleth to external institutions.

Privacy Statement for Identity Provider Users >

Explains how the University controls the release of user attributes to other institutions for federated authentication.

InCommon Federation: Participant Operational Practices >

InCommon requires participants to make available to all other Participants answers to the questions listed on this page.

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