Gluu Server for Educational Institutions

As cloud-based services continue to gain importance and adoption, many campuses are still struggling to offer integration strategies that work well with modern IT architectures, systems, and services.

The Gluu Server enables an institution to support open web standards for single sign-on and access management, and the annual support subscription provides university personnel access to Gluu’s trained staff for questions about server operations, bug fixes, and high level consultations.

100% Open Source Software

With a Gluu Server, your institution is never subject to predatory licenses or per user fees. All components of the Gluu Server are free to use in production. Each component of the Gluu Server fulfills a different requirement:

  • oxAuth is Gluu’s inter-op leading OpenID Connect IDP and industry leading UMA Authorization Server (AS).
  • Gluu OpenDJ LDAP is our compiled and supported version of OpenDJ. LDAP provides persistence for the Gluu Server, and can be used as the authoritative source of identity if needed.
  • oxTrust is the server administration application. In oxTrust, the server admin can manage and configure SAML & OpenID Connect single sign-on, and script policies to enforce custom authentication workflows and control access to web resources like folders and API’s.
  • Shibboleth is one of the most dependable open source SAML single sign-on servers available and is in production at more than 5,000 organization’s worldwide.
  • Asimba SAML Proxy enables an organization to consolidate inbound SAML authentication from the IDPs of partners to a website or app. Support for Asimba is not included with the Gluu Server EDU subscription, but can be provided as an additional option.
  • CAS* is an authentication system that provides single sign-on. It is an open source Java server component that is well-documented and includes an extensive community of adopters.

* Optional components that can be included in your Gluu Server deployment for an additional cost.

Your Infrastructure. Your Security Policies.

All Gluu Servers are self-hosted. Gluu, as an organization, never stores or hosts your personally identifiable information (PII). With a Gluu Server, you can:

  • Leverage an existing authentication system such as Active Directory.
  • Call external security API’s such as two factor authentication mechanisms or intrusion detection software.
  • Enforce access management, and multi-step, multi-factor authentication based on attributes and/or groups.


Gluu EDU Discounted Offering

Gluu offers a 15% discount on its products and services to qualified educational institutions.

Our most popular EDU offering is the Gluu Managed Service, which provides a turn-key delivery of the Gluu Server where Gluu assists in the management and operation of your Gluu Server including deployment, configuration management, revision control, package updates, and operational assistance. The Managed Service is sold as an add-on to Basic Support. Pricing information can be found here.

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