We generally use Duo for two factor authentication, including SSH. We have some scenarios where people would like to use two factor authentication, but Duo is considered too intrusive. For example, when using Duo for SSH-based git push and git pull there's no Duo prompt, it only works with Duo push, and you have to … Continue reading Yubikey PIV for SSH on Macs
We have a group who would like to use our internal University IDs to map campus users to Salesforce users for SSO. There are several ways to achieve this with a Shibboleth IdP and Salesforce, but this is the simplest.
Previously, I tried setting up a more efficient Shibboleth Attribute Authority - one where I could query for a specific attribute value for a specific attribute for a specific user (e.g. does email@example.com have an experimentId attribute with the value 2?). While you can add attribute values to the attribute elements in a SimpleAggregation AttributeResolver … Continue reading Authentication and Authorization with Shibboleth and LDAP
Shiny Toys Since it was Google I/O, every attendee received some shiny toys: a Nexus phone and Nexus 7 tablet, a Nexus Q streaming media player, and a Chromebox (the ChromeOS version of a Mac Mini). The Nexus Q doesn't really have any impact on IT, and it's an odd system: it costs over 3 … Continue reading Google I/O 2012
I recently took the Architecting with Amazon Web Services training class. The class is taught by AWS Solutions Architects, rather than by dedicated training staff, so the instructors have real, practical experience with helping customers use AWS; the SAs use that experience, and feedback from each class, to continually improve the class. The class covered … Continue reading Architecting with AWS Training
I went to my third (of three) Breaking Development Conference in April - this time it was in a biodome in Orlando, FL. Following on from the themes of the previous conferences, a large part of the conference was focused on responsive web design (RWD). RWD was proposed as a widely applicable solution at the … Continue reading Breaking Development, April 2012
My poor little brain is still trying to recover from the Breaking Development Conference (#bdconf), where many of the big names in mobile web crammed it full of statistics, theories and practical experience.
Day 1, April 18th Grouper Working Group Demonstration of improvements in latest version Details of RESTful interface Grouper has a history of group members for audit purposes! uApprove demo given by Russ Beale of USC; metadata driven InCommon Tech Extensive discussion regarding attribute release policies Default release policies for ePPN CIO meeting on Cloud Services, … Continue reading Internet2 MemberMeeting, April 2011
January 12-14, 2011 Agenda Day 1 Morning IT Governance (Jim Phelps, UWisc, Bernie G., UMinnesota) No way to gain efficiencies w/o governance and alignment Selection of who work on what efforts more strategically Working harder to "not to compete with ourselves" in terms of duplicative support or in opposite directions Focusing on plan rather than … Continue reading Common Solutions Group – Winter 2011, Duke University
Atlassian held their 3rd annual developer conference on Oct 11 through the 13 in Half Moon Bay, CA. About 100 plugin developers attended, and Atlassian brought over many of their Australian employees (including the CEO). Most of the session presentations are available on Atlassian's website. The conference reinforced my belief that Atlassian has a strong, … Continue reading Atlassian AtlasCamp 2010