Bridge | Getting Started

Bridge | Using Cirrus Bridge

Don’t Live With Identity Provider Islands

We all dream of a future where every service talks to your identity management platform as soon as the ink dries on the contract. Our customers have been able to configure our Bridge with their local Identity Provider to join the InCommon federation in less than 2 hours.

Identity Federation in 3 - 2 - 1...

If you need a SAML Identity Provider that plays nicely with InCommon or eduGAIN federation metadata, the Cirrus Bridge can get you there in record time. Our Bridge integrates with popular commercial solutions, like Microsoft Azure AD, to enable easy registration of your identities in popular identity federations. Our Bridge can even speak protocols so you don’t have to, like cases where you have one or more service providers that speak CAS and the rest of your organization is leveraging SAML.

Common Uses

Connect enterprise identities from Azure AD or other commercial identity solutions with federated services (InCommon), without having to run ADFS, or local installations of Shibboleth, SimpleSAMLphp, etc.

Create custom federations to share web-based services among multiple organizations

How It Works

The Bridge adds a tool between your enterprise identities, the federations you want to join, and the services your users need to access.   The Bridge is able to interoperate easily with open source identity provider solutions like Shibboleth and simpleSAMLphp; as well as commercial offerings from Microsoft and others.