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Off-campus Access to Licensed Online Resources through Shibboleth

Jayakanth, Francis and Byrappa, Anand and Visvanathan, Raja (2021) Off-campus Access to Licensed Online Resources through Shibboleth. In: Information Technology and Libraries, 40 (2). ISSN 0730-9295

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.6017/ITAL.V40I2.12589


Institutions of advanced education and research, through their libraries, invest substantially in licensed online resources. Only authorized users of an institution are entitled to access licensed online resources. Seamless on-campus access to licensed resources happens mostly through Internet Protocol (IP) address authentication. Increasingly, licensed online resources are accessed by authorized users from off-campus locations as well. Libraries will, therefore, need to ensure seamless off-campus access to authorized users. Libraries have been using various technologies, including proxy servers or virtual private network (VPN) servers or single sign-on, to facilitate seamless off-campus access to licensed resources. In this paper, the authors share their experience in setting up a shibboleth-based single sign-on (SSO) access management system at the JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute of Science, to enable authorized users of the institute to seamlessly access licensed online resources from off-campus locations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Information Technology and Libraries
Publisher: American Library Association (ALA)
Additional Information: Creative Commons license
Keywords: Shibboleth, Off-campus Access, Federated Access, Remote Access
Department/Centre: Centres under the Director > J.R.D.Tata Memorial Library
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 09:26
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 09:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71219

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