Authentication for Web Based Services – Setup Request

This procedure is for UF departments to request the establishment of a Service Provider that can use a Shibboleth-based UF GatorLink Authentication service via login.ufl.edu. UF GatorLink Authentication allows for Web-based and non Web-based applications to accept GatorLink credentials.

The following procedure is required for adding, removing, or updating an attribute release policy in the UF Authentication system. Requests should be sent by email to the Identity Services Team.

Questions should be directed to the Identity Services Team.


Steps in the Request Process

  1. Complete the appropriate Request Form and email the Identity Services team .
  2. The requestor should get DDD approval as well as the Department Security Administrator’s (DSA) approval prior to submitting the request.  This approval does NOT need to be conveyed as part of the request – it’s to ensure departmental awareness of the activity.
  3. Submit the UF Service Provider Request by email to the Identity Services Team. Email requests should be sent from the ISM or the Technical Contact for the SP being requested.
  4. Identity Services will review the request and work with the requesting department and campus-at-large and will make any needed changes or adjustments to the request.
  5. The request is accepted or denied.
  6. The request is implemented as approved. Technical staff will communicate and establish the new service.

Note: Most areas need to consider how testing will be done and if they need a test service included. This is a preferred and recommended practice. In some large enterprise areas multiple test and development areas might need to be established for the service provider (SP) to deploy applications. The SP will be provided with multiple URN/entityID identifiers for application testing environment as needed.


Required Information

The Information required for a “Service Provider Gatorlink Authentication Setup Request” is described below. Complete and accurate information is required to process a request. The reviewers will consult with appropriate data principles based on the Attribute Release Policies indicated on the request.

Request Information Required
College/Division Provide the college/division name where requesting service will be operated.
Department ID Provide the PeopleSoft UF Department Identifier where the requesting service will be operated. this is an 8-Character value e.g., 69010000.
Department Name Provide the department name where the requesting service will be operated.
UF Department Workgroup The work group (sub-department) allowing for easy communication with department staff.
Description of the Application for this Service Provider (SP) Narrative that explains the function, users, and data involved and other pertinent facts regarding the application to be accessed via this request. This will allow the request to be evaluated and approved (the administrator should be able to understand what, who, when, how of the application at a high level from this description.)
UFID of Administrative Party Responsible Provide the UFID of the DDD/administrator responsible for the requesting UF area.
Name of Administrative Party Responsible This is the Name of DDD/administrator responsible for the requesting UF area.
Campus Address (PO Box) The UF mailing address for the requesting department, usually a UF PO box.
Address (Physical) The physical location of the servers running the service.
Email address Provide the email address for the responsible party.
UFID of ISA Provide the UFID of the ISA responsible for the requesting UF unit.
Name of ISA(Institutional Security Administrator) Provide the name of the ISA responsible for the requesting UF unit.
UFID of ISM Provide the UFID of the ISM responsible for the requesting UF unit.
Name of ISM(Institutional Security Manager) Provide the Name of the ISM responsible for the requesting UF unit.
UFID of Tech Contact Provide the UFID of the technical contact for this service.
Name of Tech Contact Provide the name of the technical contact for this service.
Attribute Release Policy(ies)(ARP) requested Provide a list of the ARP the service provider is requesting. this will be one or more of the available ARPs at the time of the request.
Additional Comments Additional info the requester would like to share with the reviewers evaluating this request.