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SURFconext Ecosystem



SURFconext Test



SURFconext Production

Staging mode (end of life 1-6-2019)
Production mode
  • Environment for testing purposes only
  • Test with test/diy ldP or institution's test ldP's
  • No contract necessary
  • New SP's can be configured via Selfservice SP Dashboard (SAML only)
  • Uses specific ldP metadata (see below)
  • For short staging testing before going to production
  • Staging ldP's available only
  • Uses specific ldP metadata (see below)

This environment will be discontinued at July 1, 2019

  • Contracts need to be in place
  • Production IdP’s available only
  • Uses specific IdP metadata (see below)

IdP metadata:
https://metadata.test.surfconext.nl/idp-metadata.xml

IdP metadata:

https://metadata.surfconext.nl/idp-metadata.xml

SURFconext Test environment

  • For testing purposes only
  • Test with the SURFconext test IdP or institutions test IdP's (when available)
  • No contract necessary
  • New SP's can be configured via Selfservice SP-Dashboard
  • SAML: Specific IdP metadata needed
  • OpenID Connect: specific .well-known endpoint

SURFconext Production environment

The Production environment consists of two sub-environments: a Staging and a Production mode. IdP's and SP's configured in the Staging mode cannot connect to Production mode and vice versa.

Staging mode

  • For short staging testing, before going to production
  • Test IdP's available only
  • SAML: Specific IdP metadata needed. This is the same metadata end-point as in Production, see below.
    Note: The staging environment will be discontinued at July 1, 2019

Production mode

  • Contracts need to be in place
  • Production IdP's available only
  • SAML: Specific IdP metadata needed (same as Staging mode)
  • OpenID Connect: specific .well-known endpoint (same as Staging mode)


Actions IdP's can take

Some Institutions/IdP's want to test services before a service is connected in Production Mode, with identities the institution controls:

  1. Institutions that want to test a service connected to the SURFconext test environment are recommended to configure a test IdP and request the SURFconext team to connect that test IdP to the SURFconext test environment.
  2. Institutions that want to do a final test of services in the SURFconext staging environment can configure a staging IdP and request the SURFconext team to connect the staging IdP to the SURFconext staging environment.