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The NZ federation Tuakiri supports the following protocols, software systems and versions.


Level of Support

SAML 2.0


SAML 1.1

Not supported

For more information on the relationship between SAML and Shibboleth, see the FAQ on SAML and Shibboleth relationshipOASIS provide high-level and technical overviews of SAML on their website: Added.



Shibboleth System 2.x and minor releases


Shibboleth System 1.3 and older

Not supported (Shibboleth 1.3 had its end-of-life on June 30, 2010)

Other SAML-based, federated identity management systems

Other software systems  interoperable with SAML 2.0 and the Shibboleth architecture specifications may be used; however, such systems are not actively supported by the NZ federation customer Tuakiri support, nor tested within the federation operation infrastructure. Active support for systems other than Shibboleth will be considered as participant needs arise.

For more information on the Shibboleth system, specification, patches, and upgrades, visit :
shibboleth.internet2.edunet or join the shibboleth-announce email list.