UK Federated Access Management
JISC is pleased to announce the development of a new Access Management Infrastructure for the UK educational sector. These pages will help institutions and service providers in their transition to Federated Access Management.
Keep up-to-date with current issues on the JISC Access Management blog
The new system uses federated access management, such as the Shibboleth technology, and allows students and staff access to a wide-range of resources by using their institutional username and password.
By allowing users to authenticate at their home institution, the new system will also open up a range of other access management options not available until now, such as:
- The same username and password for internal and external resources
- Reduced administration of user accounts within institutional libraries
- The ability for institutions to collaborate more effectively by allowing access to certain resources
How to get started
To use the new system, institutions and service providers need to join the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research. The UK federation is run by JANET(UK) on behalf of JISC and Becta. To find out how to join the UK federation, please visit the UK federation website.
Some organisations may need to follow a number of preparatory steps before they can join the federation. These pages are designed to help institutions and service providers make appropriate decisions about how and when to adopt.