A librarian or knowledge manager oversees different library technologies. In organizations – large or small – efficiencies are gained and time and money saved when the systems work together. Connectivity is a core goal for OpenAthens and we have designed our platform to work simply and securely with existing software to remove unnecessary complications for IT teams and information professionals.Hear what our customers say
“The ease of use and flexibility of OpenAthens has been invaluable to Aston University in enabling us to transform the service we provide to students, staff and our partner institutions.”Read the story
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Shibboleth is an extension of SAML which provides a single sign-on infrastructure and reference implementation. It is not a product and therefore no support service is available with the code. OpenAthens provides a suite of supported software and services which allow publishers and institutions to connect to each other via SAML/Shibboleth.
IP Authentication works for on-site access, but doesn’t work so well for off-site or BYOD access to e-resources. If your end-users need access to your resources from their own devices or from off-campus locations you will need OpenAthens; and if you have OpenAthens, why not use it for all scenarios and give end-users a consistent way of working for all situations?