Federated Authentication and Authorisation in the Social Science Domain

Watt, John P. and Sinnott, Richard O. and Inman, George and Chadwick, David W. (2011) Federated Authentication and Authorisation in the Social Science Domain. In: 2011 Sixth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2011), 22-26 Aug 2011, Vienna. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/ARES.2011.83) (Full text available)

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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 JISC-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: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: ESRC-funded data management Shibboleth profile e-social science project federated authentication fine grained authorisation information institional identity providers linking service social science domain
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: David Chadwick
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 17:16 UTC
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 10:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31978 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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