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Transforming the student experience with identity management and SSO

AvatarBy Beth Rutter
Category - Blog

Tuesday 1st August 2017

Access to online information resources is vital for both students and faculty. Universities, colleges, and other institutions have made significant investments in e-resources, but frustrations around access can impede their usage among those who benefit from them the most.

When coupled with an identity and access management solution such as OpenAthens, single sign-on (SSO) can help streamline both the user journey and the associated IT overhead in your institution:

  • Users can access e-resources and applications with a single set of credentials.
  • Centralised control for user credentials and access rights.
  • Support for an unlimited number of users / applications.
  • Federated access between e-resources and applications.
  • Flexible access to resources for remote users, enabling users from overseas campuses or alumni to have access to particular e-resources.

However, even when an SSO solution is in place, unforeseen issues such as publishers changing their platform configuration can still cause issues for your users. To help your team– and your user community – get the most out of your access and authentication configuration, OpenAthens now offer a new Health Check service. Our expert consultants will review your SSO setup and provide you with recommendations and suggested improvements that will make it even easier for students and faculty to get the most value out of the e-resources and applications your institution provides.

More information about our Health Check service, including how to request an audit for your institution.

Register to attend our webinar on SSO and Identity Management with OpenAthens.

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