Consolidate to Enterprise Authentication

October 25, 2021

The project team has successfully implemented and transitioned all customers to Enterprise Authentication.


One goal of the IAM Strategic Roadmap is to deploy a consolidated authentication service that adopts standards-based web single sign-on and is cloud resilient. The University benefits from having a consolidated standardized authentication service to reduce support and integration overhead. Currently, there are several authentication services which cause disparate user experiences and mixed support needs. Lastly, the main authentication service, UTLogin, is at end of life requiring replacement.

The IAM team will transition all authentication customers to Enterprise Authentication. To prepare for this transition, a new instance of the Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) software was established in September 2019 in order to provide the latest benefits of the software to the university. Austin Active Directory serves as the directory backend. The project will focus on UT Shibboleth customers. At the conclusion of the transition UT Shibboleth will be retired.


The success criteria is the successful migration of all authentication customers from UT Shibboleth to Enterprise Authentication.


Migration of UT Shibboleth customers to Enterprise Authentication began in October 2020 and is expected to last until Summer 2021.