We regret to inform you that, due to a recent change made by Feide in response to the new national security directives in the sector, you might no longer be able to launch services on the NIRD Toolkit. The reason is that, from now on, your institution shall approve the services requiring Feide login. If a service is not approved, you cannot access it with your Feide account. Unfortunately, the approval cannot be exercised when the services are deployed dynamically, and on-demand like in the NIRD Toolkit.
What can I do?
If you are experiencing a problem with using the NIRD Toolkit, we advise you to email the Feide administrator at your institution with us in CC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If this takes time and you have an urgent need to use the NIRD Toolkit, there is a workaround (a little cumbersome but only temporary) to mitigate the problem, described here:
More information about the changes
You can read more about the changes Feide has made in this article on www.feide.no (in Norwegian).
We are currently working with Feide to resolve the issue. The solution shall allow automatic approval of all the services deployed through the NIRD Toolkit if the NIRD Toolkit service itself is approved. In the meantime, some organisations have already dealt with this problem by choosing the “Opt-in” option and therefore by approving all Feide Services. This is the temporary solution suggested by Feide and we will contact your organization’s Feide administrator to inform them about this option.
Please note that Sigma2 was not notified of the changes, and therefore we could not inform you beforehand. Apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused!
This post will be used to provide updates as we have more information available.
Apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused!