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

  • 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...