Technical information, installation and directory requirements

Technical Information

  • Our federated identity services are run on Shibboleth, a globally-used single-sign-on (SSO) solution.
  • Shibboleth is based on the SAML (2.0) standard and provides primarily browser-based SSO.

  • As an identity provider, you’ll need to run Shibboleth IdP on a standalone Linux system or virtual machine, which is connected to your user directory.

  • More detailed technical information is available on the Tuakiri technical documentation website. 

Installation Requirements

  • You’ll need to install the right Tuakiri distribution for your version of Linux. In terms of hardware, we recommend a minimum of:

  • 1GB RAM
    16GB diskspace
    Linux distribution RHEL 7 or CentOS 6.

  • You can find detailed technical information on our wiki.

  • For help with the set-up process or more information, email

Directory Requirements

  • You’ll need an up-to-date user directory containing identity details of all your users. Within your directory you’ll also define user roles, eg staff, tutor, student.

  • Selected user attributes from this directory are passed directly to our service providers, allowing them to provide the right level of access to your users.

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