Category Archives: Authentication

Discounts for students from @MyUNiDAYS

MyUNiDays is a student discount website offering ‘perks’ from a number of online retailers. There are new and well-known retailers signing up to the growing range of stores represented with deals of 10-20% off for students. You can prove that … Continue reading

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Electronic Journal Usage statistics and the OpenAthens LA effect.

I am not sure who, now, but someone said that there would be a noticable OpenAthens LA effect. It would make sense that removing some of the obstacles to using electronic resources like databases and electronic journals would increase usage. … Continue reading

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The ‘Athens’ in OpenAthens Authentication

There are, in fact, two routes through to the electronic resources covered by the Single Sign On service. As far as the users are concerned there is almost no difference between them. Both require that the same username and password … Continue reading

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Single Sign On for Library Resources – update

What are we trying to achieve? We want to make the process of logging into the various databases and electronic journals available to members of the university easier. The old Athens username and password worked well enough, but it was … Continue reading

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Single Sign On for non-academic resources

Over the Summer of 2011 De Montfort University’s Libraries and Learning Department has been overseeing the introduction of a Single Sign On service for much of the range of electronic journals and databases to which the university has a subscription. … Continue reading

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The Switchings Over to Single Sign On

Well, I too, was hoping that it would be a switch over, but it seems almost every Data Service Provider requires that we contact them about this change. We have also needed to construct a new URL for our links … Continue reading

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Updated list of links enabling Single Sign On

a-n The Artists Information Company   Archival Sound Recordings   British Periodicals   CASWEB (MIMAS)   CIDER – the Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research   Dictionary of National Biography   Digimap   Early English Books Online   EBSCO … Continue reading

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Single Sign On for Library Resources

June 20th saw a small change in the way users show that they are from De Montfort University when logging on to electronic resources. A new option, to authenticate with ‘De Montfort University Library Services’ now appears on the ‘Where … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Federated IdP

Little Red Riding Hood and the Federated IdP View more presentations from Eduserv This talk reflected my thoughts part way through implementing OpenAthens LA at De Montfort University. Since then I have come across new wolves and new helpers. Tweet

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Athens is changing

We are changing the way staff and students login to electronic resources. Where people had to use an ‘Athens account’ to access databases and electronic journals, they will, from July 2011 onwards, be asked for their University username and password, … Continue reading

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