In most cases your SAML SP software will work with the SAMLDS protocol that the OpenAthens discovery service expects and it is just a case of configuring it.

OpenAthens SP or OpenAthens Cloud SP

For both OpenAthens SP and OpenAthens Cloud SP, the procedure is the essentially the same.

  1. Sign in to the publisher dashboard (https://sp.openathens.net)

  2. Select the application in question and go to its configuration tab

  3. Scroll to the  discovery method section and select the radio button for the central discovery service

  4. If it doesn't already say so in the box, enter https://discovery.openathens.net  

  5. Save changes

Cloud SP will start to use the discovery service immediately. OpenAthens SP will need a webserver restart to pick up the change.

See also: PLACEHOLDER

Shibboleth

Add a discovery response binding to your metadata in the <Extensions> section- e.g:


<Extensions>
   ...
   <disco:DiscoveryResponse Binding="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:profiles:SSO:idp-discovery-protocol" Location="https://shibsp.yourdomain.com/Shibboleth.sso/DS" index="1"/>
   ...
</Extensions>

PLACEHOLDER - ALSO DO WHATEVER THE THING IS THAT SENDS USERS TO THE DISCOVERY SERVICE IN THE FIRST PLACE - SOMETHING FROM HERE PROBABLY https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/SHIB2/NativeSPServiceSSO

SimpleSAML.php

PLACEHOLDER