Configuring Institutions

Configuring institutions is rarely necessary, because their are maintained by the backend, i.e. the institutions are created, merged and deleted automatically.


Each institution has a list of identifiers. The identifiers with the prefix shib: are usually added manually. We use this identifier to match a shibboleth authenticated user with a institution without saving the user institution in the database. The identifier itself is usually the IdP of the institution and extracted from eduPersonTargetedID that has the format IdP!SP!user_identifier.


If a repository is associated to an institution, it will be preselected in case of a deposit and the user has a relation to the institute.