What is Shibboleth?

The Shibboleth System is a standards based, open source software package for web single sign-on across or within organizational boundaries. It allows sites to make informed authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources in a privacy-preserving manner. (Reference: https://www.shibboleth.net)

North Carolina Central University is part of the UNC Identity Federation, established by UNC General Administration. The goal of the Federation is to facilitate the optimization of service delivery and minimize the duplication of resources across the campuses by providing the trust fabric and technical architecture required to exchange authentication credentials and identity attributes in a secure manner. (Reference: https://federation.northcarolina.edu)