Access and identity management is about ensuring that staff, students and researchers can access and personalise the online resources they are entitled to by giving appropriate information about themselves to the resource provider.

Access & Identity projects

  • The 18th century printed British parliamentary papers proposal originated from the community consultation carried out in early 2003. The aim of the project is to digitise up to 900,000 pages 18th...

  • This project will provide online access to the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. Digitising around 30,000 paper copy pamphlets, which focus on the...

  • The digitisation of over 70 key journals, 205 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages from core Irish Studies collections makes this comprehensive, multi-disciplinary digital library the first point of...

  • Single sign-on and delegation of privileges are key requirements for e-Infrastructures and Grids. The realisation of single sign-on and delegation of privileges in accessing resources such as the UK...

  • This project will implement and conduct a technical evaluation of the authorisation system, Akenti.

  • This project is responsible for delivering workpackages 1, 10, 11, 12 and 13 in JISC Access Management Transition Programme Plan. These workpackages cover establishment and administration of the...

  • The ADAMS project is setup to ensure that students, staff and collaborators throughout the country can access online medical and healthcare materials, without overburdening administrative/support...

  • This project (AGAST) will investigate the extent to which semantic technologies will provide a flexible mechanism for easily-delegated access control. We will confront our existing prototype with a...

  • This project is working with GGF colleagues around the world to define an authorisation API for the Grid, and to publish this specification as a Grid standard.

  • Users of University libraries are demanding access to an increasing list of electronic resources. Until recently it has been difficult to obtain accurate timely data on who is accessing what. This...

  • This project (ASPiS) will integrate the iRODS data grid middleware with Shibboleth, to support rule-based access management for resources in iRODS data grids, and the capture of provenance metadata...

  • Building on the British Library's ground-breaking work in creating the first online fully-searchable digital library of sound recordings from one of the world's treasure houses of audio heritage,...

  • Details of a project that will evaluate e-publication licences; explore with publishers and other stakeholders archiving and access provisions; and evaluate future options for archiving of licensed...

  • The ASK project will develop a suite of open source software artefacts that support learners, researchers and teachers in securely accessing and sharing learning objects.

  • Cardiff University, through its Directorate of Information Services, intends to implement Shibboleth at an early date and to record its experiences in doing so. It further proposes to test the...

  • JISC has been supporting access management services for the UK Further and Higher Education communities for many years. For the last ten years JISC has provided Athens, an access management service...

  • The Federation Gateways have been designed as a solution to the need for institutions or Identity Providers (IdPs) and publishers or Service Providers (SPs) to be able to migrate to federated access...

  • The project is intended to address the technical and management issues related to the authentication of dissertations, theses and research papers that have been submitted electronically.

  • This project will digitise the Carl Giles Archive, the single most important archive of British newspaper cartoons, and a key resource for British political and social history that has never before...

  • This project has created a critical mass of the world's rich audio heritage at your finger tips.

  • 1.1 million pages are being digitised from 18th and 19th century news, building on previous projects to enable access to a virtual library containing some 4 million digitised pages of important...

  • This project will develop a framework to allow researchers and clinicians involved in cancer imaging to share information, images and algorithms. It will achieve this by building on the Research...

  • The aim of the project is to research implement/demonstrate Shibboleth Virtual Organisations (VO’s) and on-line collaboration tools. The project will build on and incorporate work already done, such...

  • This project intends to implement Shibboleth within the Cheshire3 framework enabling Cheshire3 based services to interact with the home institutions of users in order to determine assigned access...

  • This project will evaluate and compare and contrast the AKENTI and PERMIS authorisation infrastructures.

  • The project will produce a tailored community oriented Identity Portal component to the SARoNGS service exploring the AIM requirements of the user communities to aid their access to resources in the...

  • This consultancy will establish the current provision and future requirements for curation of primary research data being generated within e-science in the UK.

  • This project will study the potential of the recent research work on policy driven management to provide more effective solutions to the integrated management of security.

  • Most major Internet sites use personal information to tailor the way that their sites are presented to users. JISC provides or funds a range of services which are available online, and wishes to...

  • The overall aim of the project is to provide a detailed evaluation and implementation report of 'real world' digital certificate services at the University of Oxford.

  • This project focuses on 3,000 hours of recordings relating to news and current affairs. The archive to be digitised includes invaluable recordings of a wide range of broadcasts including coverage of...

  • Developments in ePortfolios enable greater power and flexibility in displaying achievements. Current initiatives side-step the problem of inter-institutional certification rather than dealing with...

  • This project investigates current and future needs among UK research and education community for a more fine-grained authorisation scheme that would allow service providers to take into account of...

  • This project will create seamless and secure access to distributed data resources with targeted analysis and collaboration tools in a unified framework. A greatly enhanced research repository will be...

  • This project draws together experts from the GETF, other e-science programmes and from the management of Computer Centres to evaluate the technical effectiveness of the CAS architecture for managing...

  • Reid Kerr College currently employs a diverse range of authentication methods for access to systems and resources, both internal and external. This includes Active Directory, Athens and various...

  • JISC has consulted various organisations within the UK regarding the transition to federated access management. A clear recommendation for this work is the need to consider carefully the join-up...

  • The aims of the project are to bring service providers to Federation readiness, develop and implement the Transition Programme Outreach and Communications Plan, and liaise with national and...

  • A workshop at the OAI5 conference in April 2007 identified a need for improved attribute managed federated access to repositories, and produced a set of requirements. The Federated Access to...

  • This project will install production-scale services for institutional Devolved Authority Management and Attribute Release Policy control, and a facility for ad-hoc Virtual Organisation Management....

  • GEMS(Grid Enabling MIMAS Services)is about establishing production data grids via the National Grid Service (NGS) to support the development of an e-infrastructure to support research.

  • This is a joint project between Information Systems Services, the University Library and the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. The University is engaged in a major initiative...

  • The project will recommend whether PAPI, could be potentially used as a fine-grain authorisation component in the proposed overall Access Management solution necessary to fully realise the vision of...

  • The UK academic community is currently in the process of deploying Shibboleth technologies to support local (existing) methods of authentication for remote login to resources. This project will...

  • This project will investigate approaches to address the areas of “Granularity and Delegation”, “Audit and Accounting” and “N-tier authentication”. The project will exploit the existing mature access...

  • This project will investigate how best to support group collaboration using web-based tools in a federated environment.

  • The core of this project is to create a service (hosted at Nottingham Trent Uuniversity) where learners from the East Midlands, with a Shibboleth login, can create and manage their own CV.

  • This project applies social networking technologies implemented via the Semantic Web to support identity management. It will demonstrate how current identity and access control systems may benefit...

  • To progress and extend the identity centric interoperability project that has evolved to join key business systems in a way that enhances business process for the institution as a whole. The further...

  • A retrospective and meaningful practical summary of four years of Identity Management in practice at Blackpool & the Fylde College. From the initial start through to completion whereby all users have...

  • This proposal will use the methodology of the JISC Identity Management Toolkit to analyse the current state of identity management at the College and future requirements. In addition, a gap analysis...

  • Based on direct experience gained by the project partners in undertaking The Identity Project for JISC, and on current practical work on IdM in-house, the project will produce a toolkit to meet all...

  • Summary Based on experience gained by the proposing institutions in producing the JISC Identity Management Toolkit (www.identity-project.org), and on current practical work on IdM in-house, the...

  • The Yorkshire & Humber East Lifelong Learning Network (YHELLN) consists of nine partner institutions and is focused on accelerating the development of a framework for progression embedded in...

  • The project involves the implementation and testing of Shibboleth - middleware which has been developed to support inter-institutional sharing of electronic resources – in the Multi-Professional...

  • This project aims to provide smaller institutions with a direct install of an Identity Provider platform (IdP) and support and advice to enable them to join the UK federation as service providers and...

  • ID-MAPS will produce a single logical institutional data infrastructure based on the University's corporate ERP system, augmented by a diverse range of localised systems such as VLEs, and delivered...

  • We wish to accelerate the development of the next generation VRE incorporating full scholarly networking and strong connections to critical research infrastructure, including repositories and...

  • Both VOMS and PERMIS provide security management infrastructures for Grids but are predominantly used by different groups of Grid users. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. VOMS is good at...

  • The project will deliver 600 hours of unique moving image materials and digitised contextual documents to educational communities and the public across the UK. It will pursue a curated and thematic...

  • This project will provide an in-depth evaluation and demonstration of the iRODS system. iRODS, has recently been released to address the short-comings within SRB which relate to the metadata schemes...

  • The recent ‘institutional preparednesss’ study carried out by JISC revealed that 66% of Higher Education institutions within the UK and 69% of FE institutions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...

  • Universities manage a massive range of subscriptions to external information sources and publishers. Management is particularly complex because of the mass of information now provided online and...

  • This project is part of Core Middleware Early Adopters Programme. It aims to implement a complete Shibboleth system that will provide authentication for a new student portal. The new portal will also...

  • The Linkey project will provide JISC and the community with a Case Study and related technical outputs of an implementation of the OAuth 2.0 standard as part of an institution-wide strategy for...

  • The University of Reading has a large number of important repositories of archival data and collections of useful information. We will create a unified system that provides a single virtual interface...

  • The concept of Logins for Life places the user at the centre of the university’s information systems: it is recognised that as people go through life they obtain different accounts at different...

  • The University of Liverpool Computing Services Department has made significant progress in making almost all of its user service systems use a single directory for user authentication.

  • The mapping of security models from federated access and grid systems to the e-Framework is ongoing. Recent initiatives in Australia and New Zealand have mapped their respective security federations...

  • The project will survey the current usage of WLAN in academic sites, report on technology available for migration towards seamless access to wireless connectivity for academic users.

  • Metaleth will be a test bed for the integration of Shibboleth with a third party software product widely used in HE. The lessons should prove valuable to Bristol and many other Universities.

  • At Thames Valley University, Learning and Research Support currently maintain separate Athens usernames and passwords for all students by carrying out regular bulk uploads of data taken from the...

  • MIMAS and the British Library will scope and specify a name authority service and proceed to develop a proof-of-concept prototype. The project team will investigate options for the future development...

  • The aim of the project is to encode 60,000 items totalling 3,000 hours of ITN content (1955 to date) and Reuters content (1896 to date). This represents 1% of the 300,000 hours of content currently...

  • The PERSEUS (Portal-Enabled Resources via Shibbolized End-User Security) project was funded under the Core Middleware: Technology Development Programme. The primary intention of the project was to...

  • JISC has led the policy initiative in the UK to deploy Shibboleth as the next generation access management technology for authentication and authorisation across the science and education sector. The...

  • The RAPID project will aim to provide rich, meaningful, management information, which can help to inform resourcing decisions e.g. investment in subscription based external services such as...

  • The objective of RAPTOR-JUse is to reconfigure two JISC-funded usage data initiatives, RAPTOR and JUSP, such that JUSP becomes a feed into RAPTOR, resulting in a single point of interface to...

  • Given the current economic climate and likelihood of tightening funding, understanding the usage of e- resources is becoming increasingly important as it allows an institution to understand which...

  • This project proposes to review the potential uses of OpenID in the UK academic community.

  • The study will investigate the complex relationships that individuals have with the institution, the life-cycles of these relationships, the policy framework and the issues surrounding the management...

  • This project will investigate, develop and test a system which will apply Shibboleth middleware to three resources hosted at Essex. Using these Essex-based resources, SAFARI will then embed the...

  • The University of Newcastle has already established a Shibboleth origin as part of the Core-middleware IAMSECT project, and this work will be built upon in order to widen the use of Shibboleth within...

  • The project will achieve solutions to a range of authentication and authorisation issues, in particular the problems posed by mobile users and the use of shared workstations.

  • The emergence of high-speed networks, Grid Computing, Service-Oriented Architectures, and an ever increasing ambient connection to mobile Internet has provided an underpinning infrastructure for the...

  • The SERAPIS project aims to investigate the integration of Shibboleth into a number of AHDS services, and in particular to implement a Shibboleth-based access management system for restricted...

  • The focus of this project pertains to meeting the challenges associated with authorization in distributed contexts. In many academic organisations there is often a need to integrate centralised...

  • ShareGeo will integrate the geospatial data sharing facility of the GRADE demonstrator repository into the EDINA Digimap Collections suite of services for use by registered Digimap users.

  • The project will create a Shibboleth Identity-Provider (Origin) service for all academic and support staff (at each of seven partner institutions in the SHERPA-LEAP consortium) who are involved in...

  • Building on the work of the SHEBANGS and ShibGrid projects it is proposed to take the outputs from both these demonstrator projects and provide a production ready service for the National Grid...

  • JISC led the policy initiative in the UK to deploy Shibboleth as the next generation access management technology for authentication and authorisation across the science and education sector. The...

  • The Consortium is a two year project, funded jointly by JISC, Internet2 and SWITCH, to ensure that Shibboleth developers are properly resourced and funded; the intention is that at the end of the two...

  • Integration of grids and Shibboleth is being hampered because a users attributes are typically held in different locations, under different identifiers, and there is no coherent way of collecting...

  • The aim of the SHORE project is to investigate the use of Shibboleth 1.3 as an Identity Provider (IdP) for the BlackBoard virtual learning environment to provide authentication for registered users.

  • Summary The SMART (Student-Managed Access to Online Resources) Deployment project extends the developed state-of-the-art UMA (User-Managed Access) software with federated identity management...

  • The project will develop an online data access management system based on the User-Managed Access (UMA) Web protocol, a newly proposed technology that expands OAuth. UMA is in the process of being...

  • Supporting Institutional Access to External Services

  • Northumbria Learning runs the JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service. The Plagiarism Detection Service is a web based service the intention is for this service to be authenticated via Shibboleth.

  • The University of Exeter has been using Athens DA for authenticated access to electronic resources since 1994. With the JISC investigating Shibboleth as a possible successor to Athens, the primary...

  • The Depot will provide: (i) a national facility for the deposition of post-prints under terms of Open Access for those academic authors in the UK higher education without an institutional facility. ...

  • This project will research into and establish consensus in the current practice and future needs of UK academic institutions in Identity Management.

  • The TIES project will implement a pilot Public Key Infrastructure for Higher and Futher Education

  • In June 2007 JISC funded Netskills to develop and deliver a workshop to help the community explore and assess the core technical skills required to deploy federated access management technology at...

  • This project will employ the processes and guidance in the Identity Management (IdM) Toolkit to conduct an audit and gap analysis in the context of service provision to users from multiple...

  • The JISC currently provide an access management service called Athens, this is provided via a subcontract with Eduserv. However, this service is proprietary in nature and with the emergence of...

  • This project will deliver a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype of an UK e-theses online service that will enable users, via one single web interface, to access the...

  • Information Services currently maintain separate ATHENS usernames and passwords for all students by automatically generating bulk upload requests from our user registration database. We had been...

  • The project will adopt Shibboleth as the standard external resource access management solution across the institution, supporting current activity as a resource consumer through the use of...

  • State of the art in authentication for non-SOAP web services is often still IP-address checking; federated access management is problematic due to its dependence on a user at a web browser. (Web...