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Custom resources, once created, can be allocated to permission sets like any other resource.

Add a new custom resource

From the custom tab of the resource catalogue you can add a resource record. Why you might want or need to is discussed on the custom resources FAQ page.

The add button brings up a dialogue for resource type - either custom or SAML:

Custom resource

This This page is about custom resources rather than custom SAML resources. A basic custom resource is essentially just a managed link that can appear in MyAthens and you can define the name, description and access URL for the custom resource. Why you might want or need to do this is discussed on the custom resources FAQ page.

Add a new custom resource

From the custom tab of the resource catalogue click the add button and select custom from the dialog.

The URL must include the protocol at the beginning - e.g. 'http://...', and could also be a mailto: link or any other kind of web protocol. Titles are limited to 100 characters, descriptions to 255 and URLs to 512.

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These are identified in the catalogue with a 'Custom' tag:

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These are used where you have the SAML 2 metadata of a target that is not in a federation such as your VLE, or Google Apps. This should not be used where a resource exists in federation metadata.

You are first asked for the resource's metadata and you can supply the URL or upload a file

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This creates the resource immediately. You may need to edit some settings for name or logo and this is done as described in the managing an existing custom resource section below.

These are identified in the catalogue with a 'SAML' tag:

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You will almost always need to tell the other application about your own metadata or endpoints before it will work - see the SAML 2 sections in:  how to access your own metadata.

SAML 1.x is not supported for this kind of connection.

Manage an existing custom resource

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Unlike regular resources, sub-organisations cannot modify a custom resource that you have made visible to them. They can however create their own custom resources if they need to.

Extra options on SAML resources

Custom SAML resources have two additional tabs which allow you to upload a second certificate or update the metadata. 

Updating the metadata will overwrite any customisations you have made to other fields so should be done only when necessary.

Delete a custom resource

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