Using identity federations to authenticate to Digital Theatre+

This article provides information about the Digital Theatre+ Service Provider (SP) and it's availability in UK Federation, InCommon and eduGain

Digital Theatre+ is available as a Service Provider (SP) for use with Federated Identity providers. 

The SP is published via the UK Access Management Federation (UK Federation) with the Entity ID: https://auth.digitaltheatreplus.com

The SP is also exported to eduGain, InCommon, CAF, and the Swedish Academic Identity Federation (SWAMID).

Attributes

  • You will need to release eduPersonPrincipleName to our Service Provider.  This must syntactically appear as an email address however it does not need to be attached to a mailbox.

Sign in via Federated Identity

  • Go to https://edu.digititaltheatreplus.com
  • Click Sign In
  • Enter your email address
  • You will be prompted to select your organisation from the list.  On subsequent visits your organisation will be remembered.

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  • Once you complete authentication at your IdP, you will be signed into the Digital Theatre+ website.

Deep linking to specific pages

  1. You can deep link to specific pages on the website, bypassing the 'select your organisation' step by creating a URL as follows:
    1. https://digitaltheatre.proxy.cirrusidentity.com/saml2/idp/SSOService.php?spentityid=https://auth.digitaltheatreplus.com&RelayState=<URL TO SPECIFIC RESOURCE>?fromAcs=true&IDPList=<YOUR ENTITY ID>
  2. You will need to replace the following values:
    1. <URL TO SPECIFIC RESOURCE> - for example: https://edu.digitaltheatreplus.com/content/productions/allegiance
    2. <YOUR ENTITY ID> - for example: https://test-idp.ukfederation.org.uk/idp/shibboleth

The correctly constructed deep link for the above examples will look like this:

  • https://digitaltheatre.proxy.cirrusidentity.com/saml2/idp/SSOService.php?spentityid=https://auth.digitaltheatreplus.com&RelayState=https://edu.digitaltheatreplus.com/content/productions/allegiance?fromAcs=true&IDPList=https://test-idp.ukfederation.org.uk/idp/shibboleth