The benefits of enabling Federated claims-enabled access to IT Academy eLearning websites/resources include
The process of setting up the Federation handshake between each institution’s federated identity STSs and MSIT’s ADFS STS includes: federation infrastructure review, claims-mapping, test, training/knowledge-transfer
Federation is based on internet standards, yet, standards are rarely comprehensive and each implementation tends to have its own approach. The differing implementations of the standards introduce variability in the way various features work and some may break – rarely is a solution ready out-of-the-box.
Resolving issues that arise during the federation handshake (due to the different dialects of the SAML implementation) will involve cooperation from institution’s technical personnel and could be time consuming.
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