News Archive

News and announcements concerning the South African Identity Federation.

Upgrade of SAFIRE federation hub on 30 June

On Friday 30 June we’ll be performing a major version upgrade of the software that’s at the core of SAFIRE’s federation hub. Although no downtime is expected, you can expect the following: All users will need to re-authenticate the first time they access a service after the upgrade; There will be cosmetic changes to the user interface, particularly in the information transfer notice.

Support for REFEDS MFA

On the evening of Tuesday 11 January, we will deploy a number of changes to the SAFIRE Federation hub to allow for the bi-directional signalling of REFEDS MFA. No downtime is expected, and we do not anticipate any impact on any service- or identity-provider that does not currently support such signalling.

Announcing the safire-libs@lists mailing list

For some time, a key use case for SAFIRE has been integration with various library services such as publishers and data providers. Despite their importance to the federation, thus far we’ve not had a communication channel aimed explicitly at systems librarians and library staff making these integrations work. That’s about to change

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