Trust and identity

These world-leading services help you manage access efficiently and effectively.

Supporting you through coronavirus (COVID-19)

To help make sure your students can seamlessly access the content they need, we're offering free Shibboleth Identity Provider health checks within the UK federation, plus three hours of hands-on consultancy. We've also made some changes to domain registry to ensure no services go down due to expired domains.

Register your students to vote

Helping your students register to vote can be complex for individual institutions to manage, particularly if multiple electoral registrars are involved.

Student voter registration
Enable your students to vote in national and local elections in a secure and transparent way

Securing your web services

Have confidence that your web and email services are protected.

As part of our efforts to support you during coronavirus (COVID-19), we have amended our domain registry system so that any domains ‘accidentally’ expiring between now and 1 June 2020 will not be automatically suspended or removed from the registry.

Certificate service
We are a registration authority, issuing SSL and email certificates to effectively secure your web services

Domain registry
We manage the .ac.uk domain and our 'whois' service provides information relating to names registered

Helping you with access management

Robust access management is a must-have for all universities, colleges, skills providers and research organisations. 

Assent
Assent allows researchers access to digital services with one, easy single sign on

UK Access Management Federation
A single solution to accessing online resources and services for education and research

OpenAthens
Single sign on made simple for the library community. OpenAthens makes it easy for you to access the knowledge you want, when you want it, wherever you are

Targeted, bespoke support

Make the most of our trust and identity services with tailored help to fully realise the longer-term benefits.

Trust and identity consultancy
Our main goal is to understand your specific needs as an organisation and help you meet them as best we can, while reducing pressure on your in-house teams