ProtectNetwork Makes SAML ECP Generally Available

Post date: Sep 6, 2011 7:06:10 PM

Recently CILogon announced support for SAML ECP, which allows users to authenticate and obtain a certificate on the command-line, completely outside the web browser. However, since SAML ECP is not (yet) widely adopted by InCommon members, it was not generally available -- until now. InCommon member ProtectNetwork now supports SAML ECP, so anyone can sign up for a ProtectNetwork account and obtain certificates from CILogon on the command-line. For example:

$ curl -sO $ perl --get cert -c create -k userkey.pem -o usercert.pem -t 12 Select an Identity Provider (IdP):   1> CILogon Test IdP   2> LTER Network   3> ProtectNetwork   4> University of Chicago   5> University of Washington   6> Specify the URL of another IdP  Choose [1]: 3 Enter a username for the Identity Provider: jbasney Enter a password for the Identity Provider: ******** $ openssl x509 -subject -noout < usercert.pem subject= /DC=org/DC=cilogon/C=US/O=ProtectNetwork/CN=Jim Basney A685