The OpenAthens Federation is the only one in the world that allows membership from any country or sector. Join our 2,600 strong members and expand access to more than 4 million users worldwide in the academic, government, healthcare, pharmaceutical and corporate markets.
You can join our federation with any SAML single sign-on solution. We offer our own library identity management product and Keystone product for publishers and service providers.
Our cloud-based solutions enable you to join other identity federations around the world. We work with other identity federations on international technical standards and best practice so that our products and services can be used in federations in different countries. Hosted in multiple global regions, our cloud-based services provide a fast and reliable connection to digital content.
Members of our federation sign up to and agree to policies around the secure exchange of user information (or attributes), providing assurances that users accessing your content are from one of your subscribing organisational customers. This data is encrypted and exchanged in the cloud, adding an additional security layer and ensuring a secure connection between the user and the content they have subscribed to.
Our services are ISO 27001 compliant and as part of our federation service, we check security certificates and run regular penetration tests to mitigate against cybersecurity attacks.Contact us
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