The GLASS project: supporting secure shibboleth-based single sign-on to campus resources

Watt, J., Sinnott, R.O. and Jiang, J. (2007) The GLASS project: supporting secure shibboleth-based single sign-on to campus resources. In: Cox, S.J. (ed.) Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2007, Nottingham, UK, 10th-13th September 2007. National e-Science Centre: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780955398834

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Higher and Further education institutions in the UK are in the process of migrating their IT infrastructures to exploit Shibboleth technologies for federated access management. Ease of use and secure access are paramount to the successful uptake of these technologies, both from the end user and system administrator perspective. The JISC-funded GLASS project is a one-year project investigating the use of Shibboleth to support single sign-on to a variety of campus resources at the University of Glasgow including browser-based email access; the Moodle online virtual learning environment; the WebSURF online student records facility, and a network filestore browser. This paper describes the implementation issues and experiences gained in rolling out the Shibboleth technologies to support federated access management.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watt, Dr John and Jiang, Mr Jipu and Sinnott, Professor Richard
Authors: Watt, J., Sinnott, R.O., and Jiang, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Publisher:National e-Science Centre
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author.

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