Dec 05, 2016,
by Steven Zoppi
By Steve Zoppi and Bill Kaufman, Internet2
The TIER production candidate package is under final testing and will be released by December 19 via the Internet2 website.
This release will feature containerized versions for each of the three TIER components: Shibboleth, Grouper, and COmanage. The goal of this release is to encourage early adoption by campuses because all future release progress will depend on proper and thorough testing of these containers. Ease of installation and product worthiness (for production deployment) are principal design requirements of the TIER components. Campus experience is the only way for us to determine these qualities. The primary objective is that this, and subsequent updated releases, will afford campuses the opportunity to gain experience with the TIER component suite while paving a seamless path for adoption into their production environment.