Migrating from Federalist to Pages
Pages offers the same great services provided to you with your current Federalist agreement, with a new name and new features coming soon.
Interested in being an early Pages adopter?
The new application is live now!
A few changes, the same mission.
The urls at which you access the platform will be changing to reflect our new name. No action will be required by you and you will continue to be able access the application at the old urls indefinitely, we’ll just send you on over to the new ones.
The way you authenticate to the platform will be changing. Instead of using your Github account, you will authenticate using cloud.gov’s authentication service. In some cases, this will allow you to leverage your agency’s existing identity infrastructure, otherwise, you will use an identity service provided by cloud.gov.
The way your sites and collaborators are managed on the platform will be changing. Sites will belong to explicit organizations that correspond to your agreements and Pages Organization managers will have the ability to add and remove users from them and the platform; no more requesting access from Federalist Support!
Compliance and Authorization
With few exceptions, existing customers will continue to receive the GSA provided authorization for your sites for the length of your current agreement. We will be reaching out individually to those of you whose responsibilities will change prior to the expiration of your agreement.
The primary task of migration is changing the way you authenticate. Instead of using your Github account, you will authenticate using cloud.gov’s authentication service. In some cases, this will allow you to leverage your agency’s existing identity infrastructure, otherwise, you will use an identity service provided by cloud.gov. If you would like to add your agency's identity provider, see our documentation on single sign-on.
You can migrate your account on your own or stop by weekly Pages office hours. You can receive the invite by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some information will still be available at the Federalist site but we’re gradually transitioning this to a read-only page before finally turning it off.
You will notice there are now two options for logging into Pages: Github and cloud.gov authentication. You will be able to authenticate with Github until October 15th, at which point cloud.gov authentication will be required.
When logging in to Pages with Github, you will be prompted to create a cloud.gov account using your government or official contractor email. If you're using a .gov email address and your agency has an identity provider configured with cloud.gov, you will see an option to use this to authenticate. Once you have completed the cloud.gov authentication signup or login process, you will no longer be able to login with your Github account.
Please let us know if you have any questions at email@example.com.
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