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#1

We use an open source discussion forum software to power this message board. Unfortunately, it is missing some “enterprise” functionality like AAI or LDAP backed logins. We are evaluating a solution that will eventually allow access either via LDAP or AAI - but for now we have chosen to go with a separate signup process.

As an alternative, we will enable certain other federated logins - Github, Twitter, Google and Facebook come to mind. They will show up here over time.


#2

Github, Twitter and Google are activated - do people want Facebook?


#3

Can I use my SWITCHengines account?

Or my Swiss edu-ID?


#4

I would love to, but Discourse doesn’t support either LDAP or Shibboleth at the moment…


#5

Well, I’m sure someone has written some sort of Shibboleth integration, because SWITCHtoolbox includes Discourse. For example, I can log in to the “switchcloud” combo’s Discourse instance using SWITCHaai via https://switchcloud.discourse.toolbox.switch.ch/login

Our boss’s boss has made it very clear that he is not happy with the current choice of login providers. We really need to show a bit of effort trying to integrate with the officially blessed systems (SWITCHaai or possibly Swiss edu-ID).


#6

Yes, RF has written the old Shibboleth/Discourse login code which is used in Toolbox. That code means that the Toolbox version of Discource is around 3 years old and cannot be updated… RF and I have been discussing ways forward, and the most promising way forward is to create a AAI enabled SSO server, that Discourse can hook into.

We will get this fixed!