Shibboleth Idp Support

The Overt IdP provides access to web-based resources without needing to login multiple times.

  • Overt Software’s products and services are based upon the open source software Shibboleth
  • Shibboleth is a great product which provides federated and Single Sign On (SSO) access to many applications easily
  • It is actively maintained, and used throughout the world by thousands of organisations large and small


Our support has been designed with you in mind. We provide you with direct access to dedicated support staff who have many years of experience.


Fantastic unlimited UK 9-5 Mon/Fri support calls via telephone and our online portal (available 24/7) ensure our support services are second to none.

Whether you wish to set up a new IdP/SP or migrate an existing installation, we can take care of every aspect of installation and support. We continually monitor your services 24/7 to ensure they are running optimally at all times.

24/7 Support

Our support has been designed with you in mind. We know that one solution does not suit everyone, which is why we have designed a selection of 24/7 packages to fit your organisation's needs. 24/7 support includes all features from our regular support contracts with the additional features of receiving a guaranteed high priority response rate and specified number of out of hours calls.  We maintain your Shibboleth Idp so you and your technical team can rest easy.

Host Onsite Or In Our State of the Art Cloud

Option one - You can choose to have the IdP hosted in a state of the art data centre and have the IdP’s hardware completely managed.

Option two - We can install and support the Overt IdP onsite or on one of the public clouds (such as Azure, AWS, Google etc...).

Whatever solution you go for, you have full access to your configuration and log files so there is no vendor lock-in.

Load balancing

If you are protecting multiple applications with one system and that system becomes unavailable, it effectively makes all your protected applications unavailable. It was for this reason that Overt Software developed the load-balanced Overt IdP solution.

Our “Cloud Load balanced IdP’s” are located in our Tier 4 Data centre using our OnApp server platform. OnApp is one of the industry’s leading cloud management platforms, and in tests for speed and reliability OnApp matches larger IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) alternatives such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft’s Azure AD. OnApp is also extremely resilient against errors and cyber attacks, due to its built-in automatic failover, load-balancing, four layers of firewall protection, and self-monitoring to discover and fix issues.

True Seamless Single Sign On

The Overt IdP provides access to web-based resources without needing to login multiple times.

Once a user has logged onto the institutional network they are automatically signed into the Overt IdP. This means that they do not need to login a second time to access a resource that is protected by Shibboleth/ SAML.

At Overt Software, we understand it’s vital to be able to obtain feedback on the systems you’re using. That’s why our simple & intuitive Dashboard comes free with all our Deploy Anywhere range of services.