Open Repository Releases OpenAthens SP

Open Repository, the enhanced DSpace hosted service from
BioMed Central has always worked with institutes to provide LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) to enable
access and maintain a distributed directory service for accessing individual
repositories.  Directory services provide
an organized set of records, often with a hierarchical structure, enabling the
need for a ‘Single Sign-On’ for all solutions held within an organization,
without the need for individual solution log-in details.

I am pleased to announce that this service has been
extended for OpenAthens
SP
(Service Provider). OpenAthens SP
is a standard compliant platform which enables users to securely manage access
to all the solutions held within their organization via a Single Sign-On portal. This also includes Shibboleth and SAML which
are welcome standards within the Open Repository community.

If you would
like any further information regarding our service and how we can share our
expertise with you, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Claire Bundy

Open
Repository Specialist

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