Initiatives & Services

UNC Identity Federation –  Each member of the University of North Carolina operates its own identity management infrastructure and assigns identity credentials independently. However, many web-based applications need access to these independent authentication systems to provide services to UNC members.  Therefore, the UNC Identity Federation was created to provide this access in a secure way.

The UNC Identity Federation utilizes Shibboleth as a SAML 2.0 identity assertion service to enable users from one university to access information hosted by UNC System Office or any other university in the federation.  You may read more about this project and its implementation at

Other initiatives to be listed here..soon