Archive of Presentation Slides

Swiss edu-ID Update - June 2017

It took place on 29. June 2017 in Berne. Topics & Slides.

AAI & Swiss edu-ID Update - June 2016

It took place on 30. June 2016 in Berne. The morning session covered new developments in SWITCHaai, the afternoon sessions were dedicated to Swiss edu-ID. Slides.

AAI & Swiss edu-ID Update - August 2015

It took place on 13. August 2015 in Berne. New developments in SWITCHaai and Swiss edu-ID were presented. Slides.

Shibboleth Training 2015 - June & September, Zurich

Material from the two Shibboleth Training practical hands-on workshops in 2015. The training included an introduction into SWITCHaai and presentations about the Shibboleth Service Provider as well as the Shibboleth Identity Provider v3 with hands-on material on how to use and operate it the context of the SWITCHaai Federation.
All slides and and other resources are available online: Shibboleth Training 2015

AAI TechUpdate & Swiss edu-ID Introduction - August 2014

It took place on 13. August 2014 in Berne. New developments in SWITCHaai were presented followed by an introduction to Swiss edu-ID, the persistent Swiss academic digital identity. Slides.

Shibboleth Service Provider Training - March 2014, Zurich

This training was a two-day practical hands-on guide to installing and configuring a Shibboleth Service Provider in the context of the SWITCHaai Federation.
All slides and resources are available online: Shibboleth Service Provider Training

AAI and ADFS with SharePoint Workshop - September 2013

It was on 3. September 2013 in Berne. ETH Z├╝rich and FHNW presented their use cases and experience gained on integrating SharePoint into SWITCHaai by making use of ADFS. Slides.

SWITCHaai Introduction & Interfederation Crash Course - March 2013

It took place on 1. March 2013 in Berne. Participants were IdP and SP administrators of institutions participating in SWITCHaai. Slides.

AAI Install Fest I-VII Hands-on Workshops 2008-2012

Since 2008 SWITCH has organized several Shibboleth hands-on workshops in Zurich, Lausanne and Basel. During these 1.5 and 2.5 day workshops participants receive a general introduction in federated identity management before they install and configure a Shibboleth Service Provider and Identity Provider. Using these components participants then also learn how to use certain features, how to debug problems and how to operate the software in a production environment. Although some services and example configurations used in the SWITCHaai federations will be presented, all the hands-on part is as general as possible and not specific to SWITCHaai.

All slides and resources are available online

AAI Operations Committee May 2011

It took place on 24. May in Berne. Participants were members of the AAI operations committee.

All OpCom May 2011 slides are available online

AAI Operations Committee June 2010

It took place on 15. June in Berne. Participants were members of the AAI operations committee.

All OpCom June 2010 slides are available online

AAI and SAP Integration 2010

On February 8. 2010 SWITCH organized a workshop on AAI and SAP integration where the two solutions were presented together with some general hints on web application integration. The slides are now online.

Slides for workshop on AAI and SAP Integration

AAI Operations Committee September 2009

It took place on 16. September in Berne. Participants were members of the AAI operations committee.

All OpCom Sept 2009 slides are available online

AAI Info-Day 2009

The 7th AAI Info Day took place on 5. May 2009 in Berne.
This time, the focus was on 'Federation Partners' and the situation of AAI in France. As usual , the day started with an AAI tutorial for newcomers and a project overview. The session on new topics explained e.g. the Single Logout problem and the recently introduced Embedded Discovery Service.

All AAI Info-Day 2009 slides are available online

AAI Operations Committee November 2008

It took place on 13. November in Berne. Participants were members of the AAI operations committee.

All OpCom Nov 2008 slides are available online

AAI Operations Committee May 2008

It took place on 26. May in Berne. Participants were members of the AAI operations committee.

All OpCom May 2008 slides are available online

AAI Info-Day 2007

The 6th AAI Info Day took place on 29. November 2007 in Berne.
After the traditional tutorial and project overview, three presentations from the community (CHUV, Université de Fribourg and OLAT) provided insight in how AAI is used as a tool to enable services. Chad La Joie introduced what's new in Shibboleth 2.

All AAI Info-Day 2007 slides are available online

AAI Web-Resource Workshop - June 2007

The second Resource workshop announced for 2007 took place in Lausanne and was held in English - the slides are also available in English.

During the first part of the workshop a general introduction into the AAI was given. The topics were the SWITCHaai Federation, authorization attributes used within the federation and requirements on the client side.

The second part dealt with more technical topics like:
  • How to enable a system for AAI (Linux/Unix, Windows)
  • Specific configuration for the SWITCHaai federation
  • How to use the Resource Registry
  • How to make static content accessible with Shibboleth
  • How to AAI enable dynamic web content
  • Already AAI enabled (shibbolized) applications and products
  • How to AAI enable your own application
  • Integration of the WAYF in a web application
  • The Group Management Tool was presented
  • The Virtual Home Organization was presented

The slides are available online

AAI Web-Resource Workshop - April 2007

The first of two Resource workshops announced for 2007 took place in Zurich and was held in English - the slides are also available in English.

During the first part of the workshop a general introduction into the AAI was given. The topics were the SWITCHaai Federation, authorization attributes used within the federation and requirements on the client side.

The second part dealt with more technical topics like:
  • How to enable a system for AAI (Linux/Unix, Windows)
  • Specific configuration for the SWITCHaai federation
  • How to make static content accessible with Shibboleth
  • How to AAI enable dynamic web content
  • Already AAI enabled (shibbolized) applications and products
  • How to AAI enable your own application
  • The Group Management Tool was presented
  • The Virtual Home Organization was presented

The slides are available online

AAI Info-Day 2006

The 5th AAI Info Day took place on 21. November 2006 in Berne.
It was well attended by 80 people. After a tutorial and project overview, a couple of projects and activities around AAI were presented. Guest speaker was Bernd Oberknapp from the University Library Freiburg i. Br. (Germany). He presented their library related activities using Shibboleth as well as an overview of the upcoming DFN-AAI federation.

The AAI Info-Day 2006 slides are available online

AAI Info-Day 2005

The AAI Info Day 2005 took place on 29. November 2005 in Berne.
It included an AAI project overview, an update on achievements during 2005 and an outlook to 2006. Guest speaker was Mikael Linden from Finland who presented how the HAKA federation was established in Finland.

The AAI Info-Day 2005 slides are available online

AAI pour les applications web (AAI resource workshop) - Mai 2005

The first workshop in the French part of Switzerland ever was held in French at the University of Lausanne.

The first part of the workshop gave a general introduction to the AAI and an overview of the SWITCHaai federation. The main topics were: Home Organizations, Resources, Authorization Attributes and Certificates.

The second part was focusing on more technical issues:
  • How to enable a system for AAI (for platforms Linux/UNIX, Windows)
  • Federation Metadata specific for SWITCHaai
  • How to enable Apache and IIS for AAI with static and dynamic web content
  • How to integrate web applications into the AAI
  • Already shibbolized (AAI enabled) web applications
  • How SWITCH supports the members of the SWITCHaai Federation

The slides are available online

AAI Web-Ressourcen Workshop - April 2005

The first AAI workshop in 2005 took place in Zurich and was held in German - the slides are available in English.

During the first part of the workshop a general introduction into the AAI was given. The topics were the SWITCHaai Federation, authorization attributes used within the federation and requirements on the client side.

The second part dealt with more technical topics like:
  • How to enable a system for AAI (Linux/Unix, Windows)
  • Specific configuration for the SWITCHaai federation
  • How to make static content accessible with Shibboleth
  • How to AAI enable dynamic web content
  • Already AAI enabled (shibbolized) applications and products
  • How to AAI enable your own application

The slides are available online

AAI Info-Day - December 2004

At the third information day on 7. December 2004 in Berne, the focus was on the three major AAI-enabled e-learning platforms in daily use by students now. Other topics were a brief intro to AAI and the status update of the project. The outlook to activities planned for 2005 and a talk about 'How to get involved with AAI?' concluded the Info-Day.

The AAI Info-Day 2004 slides are available online

AAI-enabling Web Resources - November 2004

The workshop provided an overview about AAI and its features. The focus was on the integration of all kind of web resources into AAI.
Apart from static content, many web applications (based on PHP, Perl, ASP, etc.) use an Apache or IIS web server as their front end. Shibboleth provides a mechanism to pass user attributes to these applications. In case an application is personalized, AAI can ease user management and improve the quality of local account data.
Other types of web servers (such as Tomcat) can use Apache or IIS as a front end which offers a way of integrating them into AAI.

The slides are available online

AAI-enabling IIS Web Servers - October 2004

Shibboleth - and thus the Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) - natively supports Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) servers (versions 4, 5 and 6). Therefore, IIS servers can be set up to grant controlled access across inter-organizational boundaries. Apart from static content, many web applications (e.g. based on ASP, PHP, ...) run on IIS web servers. Shibboleth provides a mechanism to pass user attributes to these applications. In case an application is personalized, AAI can ease user management and improve the quality of local account data.

The workshop provided an overview about AAI and its features with regard to IIS. The goal was to enable participants to integrate an IIS Web Server into AAI. Furthermore, advanced user management and protection of web site content was shown at the example of AD Learn.

The slides are available online

AAI-enabling Apache (1.3 and 2.0) Web Servers - July 2004

Shibboleth - and thus AAI - natively supports Apache web-servers (versions 1.3 and 2.0). It is straightforward to allow inter-institutional access to content provided by an Apache server. In addition to that, many web-applications (based on PHP, Perl, etc.) use Apache as their front end. Shibboleth provides a mechanism to pass user attributes to these applications. In case an application is personalized, AAI can ease user management and improve the quality of local account-data.

The workshop provided an overview about AAI and its features with regard to Apache and Apache-based web-applications. Participants should be able to start integrating content and applications.

The slides are available online

AAI-enabling WebCT CE and WebCT Vista Servers - June 2004

The Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) allows inter-institutional access to e-learning courses running on WebCT servers. Furthermore, AAI can ease user management and improve the quality of account-data within WebCT.

The workshop provided an overview about AAI and its features with regard to WebCT. Participants should be able to start integrating WebCT courses or WebCT servers with AAI.

The slides are available online

Workshop on Integrating User Directories - March 2004

Since an AAI Home Organization needs access to a local user authentication service and to a local user directory service for retrieving user attributes, the integration of existing user directories within a university is important.
At the workshop, representatives of five universities presented their solutions.

The slides are available online

AAI Info-Day - December 2003

The second information day on 3. December 2003 in Berne covered the results from the pilot phase ending by 2003 and looked forward to the implementation phase taking off in 2004.
Pilot participants presented and demoed the integration of Home Organizations and of e-learning and library Resources. The use cases for AAI Portal and AAI Proxy were presented.

The AAI Info-Day 2003 slides are available online

AAI PilotDay - August 2003

The workshop was targeted to people who already started deploying Shibboleth 1.0 before the PilotDay. Its main goal was know-how exchange based on real deployment experience.

Pilot Project Coordination Workshop - February 2003

With the architecture selection process finished, the AAI project team invited all the people who will or plan to work on AAI related pilot projects during the next months.

Through the pilot project coordination workshop the requirements and dependencies of the individual projects were clarified. The intention is to prevent that e.g. a resource is ready but the users of that resource are not able to use the AAI. Cooperation is important for the bootstrapping process to succeed.

The slides are available online

AAI Information Day - December 2002

The information day in Berne on 2 December 2002 was structured into two parts. The morning addressed mainly people new to AAI. Covering concepts and benefits of an AAI as well as what it takes to participate in AAI.
The afternoon was more for people with a technical background: presentations of the pilot project VITELS and the current status of AAI, the demos of the two architectures Shibboleth and Tequila, a brief overview of the international activities.

The AAI Info-Day 2002 slides are available online

AAI Demo Day - September 2002

The demo day in Zurich on 24. September 2002 addressed technical people interested to see first demos of PAPI and Shibboleth as installed by SWITCH. The transactions taking place between the browser and the servers were shown in detail.

The AAI Demo Day 2002 slides are available online

ICNEE4 - May 2002

At the International Conference on New Educational Environments in Lugano on 9. May 2002 SWITCH presented a paper on AAI.
ICNEE4 paper

AAI Workshop - November 2000

AAI activities for Swiss higher education started off with the workshop on 20.-21. November 2000 in Gerzensee.

More on that workshop