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Federated Authentication and Authorisation in the Social Science Domain

Watt, John and Sinnott, Richard O. and Inman, George and Chadwick, David (2011) Federated Authentication and Authorisation in the Social Science Domain. In: 2011 Sixth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. IEEE, pp. 541-548. ISBN 978-1-4577-0979-1. (doi:10.1109/ARES.2011.83) (KAR id:31978)

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The use of Shibboleth as a mechanism for implementing federated authentication is commonplace in many countries. The ability of Shibboleth to transmit extra information about a user, including licenses, roles and other attributes, is not exploited for many reasons, mainly because institional Identity Providers (IdPs) are not maintainable sources of fine grained authorisation information. The JlSC-funded Shintau project has produced an extension to the Shibboleth profile which allows a user to link information from more than one IdP together utilising a custom Linking Service (LS). This paper describes both the application and independent evaluation of this software by the National e-Science Centre (NeSC) at the University of Glasgow within the context of the ESRC-funded Data Management through e-Social Science (DAMES) project.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/ARES.2011.83
Uncontrolled keywords: authorization; portals; licences; joining processes; authentication; educational institutions
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: D. Chadwick
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 17:16 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
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