About this service

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Why to use this service

Users can authenticate to many services using a familiar interface and single password.  Single sign-on means users can log into many Shibboleth-protected services without having to enter their NetID and password each time.  Standards-based technology makes it easy for IT pros to integrate Shibboleth for logins into their in-house and commercially developed web applications.  Support for federation means that users can securely log into web applications hosted at other universities or in the cloud using their campus NetID and password.


None listed.

Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Undergraduate students
Graduate/Professional Students
Diploma Recipient
Other campuses

How to get this service

Access to Shibboleth is available to anyone with an Urbana NetID, wireless guest users, and to people who have a departmentally created Active Directory account.

IT professionals can leverage Shibboleth to log customers into their services by following these instructions.


No charge

How to use this service


Quotas and usage restrictions

Quotas: None listed.

Usage Restrictions: None listed.

Sensitive data considerations

FERPA compliant. We require that a service’s manager and any of their IT staff who will be handling data complete the registrar’s on-line FERPA certification before we’ll allow them to have FERPA-suppressed user data released to their service.

Hours and support

Standard service hours


Scheduled maintenance hours

Monthly patching the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each month between 5:30 and 7:30 AM. Other maintenance may be done periodically, but always weekday mornings between 5:30 AM and 7:30 AM or weekend mornings between 5:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

How to report issues

Customer support is provided through the Technology Services Help Desk. Support for IT pros who have services protected by Shibboleth is done by email to