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InCommon Shibboleth Workshop

Making it Easier to Federate

March 17 – 18, 2020

Hosted by Rice University
6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005

Training Overview

Looking to deploy InCommon-ready Shibboleth Service and Identity Providers in a way that’s easy to install and manage? Want first-hand experience with the world of containers and how they can make your life easier? Plan to join us for the next InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop.

This two-day session will focus on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged software (formerly known as TIER) —  including configuration and operation. Both the Identity and Service Provider packages can be pre-configured to integrate out of the box with the InCommon Federation using recommended defaults.

Thinking about modernizing your operations? Join us and learn about the DevOps approach to managing your development and operations and how you can use the Docker containerized version of the software to streamline your work load. All of the training is done on a AWS-based virtual machine (VM) in our training environment, so you won’t need to know the details about containers.

The Fine Print

What to expect:

The workshops will offer the chance to:

Knowledge of identity management concepts and related implementation experience is strongly recommended.

Tuition Schedule

Collaboration Success Program AlumniInCommon Participant Non-Participant
Early Bird Rate*$1,500$1,800$2,300
Regular Rate$1,500$2,000$2,500

*Early Bird rates apply through February 7, 2020

Ample caffeine and snacks are included in the tuition rate (morning break service, lunch, and an afternoon break service)

Directions and Parking

The workshop will be held hosted by Rice University. The campus maps can be found here.

The Rice University campus is in southwest central Houston at 6100 Main St. Rice is located across Main Street from the Texas Medical Center and is convenient to Reliant Park, downtown, the Museum District, the Rice Village and Hermann Park, which includes the Houston Zoo, an 18-hole golf course and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The training will be held in the lecture rom 280 (second floor) of the BioScience Research Collaborative center.

The most accessible parking location is next door to the training facility, at the BioScience Research Collaborative parking garage, rates are $11 per day.

Rice Campus Map

Hotel Accommodations

There is a wide variety of hotels in Houston walking distance to the training facility, meeting all price points. There is not a room block reserved for the training participants.

Recommended hotels can be found here. Please be sure to ask for a Rice discount rate when booking!

These hotels are closest to campus:

Transportation Options

Rice University is served by both the William P. Hobby airport and the George Bush International airports. Latest information for each can be found here.

Before You Arrive

Read and follow the preparation instructions:

  1. Windows operating system
  2. Linux operating system

We use VMs hosted on Amazon Web Services – these will be available the day of the class, so there is nothing you need download ahead of time.

Please note that the training requires you to bring a laptop.

  1. You will need to have either an RDP client (for Windows) or SSH client (for Linux), plus root access to modify your /etc/hosts files, depending on your choice of operating system for this class.
  2. The training makes use of Virtual Machines (VMs) derived from Amazon Marketplace Images (AMI) loaded on Amazon Web Services. The training team will provide access instructions when you arrive for the first day of the training.
  3. You will need root/administrator access on the computer you will be bringing to class so that you can modify the local hosts file.
  4. Your VM will be available during the training and for two weeks after the training, should you opt to keep the VM open. After two weeks, the VM will no longer exist, so be sure to save anything you need within two weeks of the end of the training.

Curriculum Outline

Sample Agenda

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 – 18, 2020

Cancellation Policy


Cancellations received on or before 11:59:59 PM EST on March 6, 2020 are entitled to a full conference refund less a $20 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after this date. If you cancel after 11:59:59 PM EST on March 6, 2020 and have not paid by any other means, your credit card will be charged the cost of the registration fee.  If you cancel your registration after 11:59:59 PM EST on March 6, 2020, you may name another person from your organization to take your place for meetings that allow transferred registrations. To cancel, transfer, or make changes to your registration, please contact meetingregistration@internet2.edu.  Thank you

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Privacy Policy

(Updated July 1, 2015)

1.       INTRODUCTION
Internet2 values your privacy.  We recognize that you may be concerned about how we will treat the information that you share while registering for an event through our website (www.internet2.edu).
 

2.       WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
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3.       WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
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Internet2 sometimes convenes workshops, webinars, and other events in conjunction with trusted third parties.  With respect to attendees who register for these collaborative events through the Internet2 website, we may share attendee lists, including names, titles, institutions, postal addresses, email addresses, phone and fax numbers, with such third parties.  If you are registering for one of these events through a third party website and not providing the information directly to Internet2, then that third party’s privacy policy governs and Internet2 expressly disclaims all responsibility for the sharing of information related to registration for such an event. 

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10.   WHO TO CONTACT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
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