Tod Olson schrieb:
> On Mar 21, 2008, at Mar 21, 9:23 AM, K.G. Schneider wrote:
>> If you have been involved in investigating or implementing
>> Shibboleth --
>> or alternative approaches -- I'd like to hear from you.
> U. Chicago is using Shibboleth in production EZproxy,
That's what we use here at GBV ("Common Library Network", a german
library consortium) to provide access to not-yet-shibbolized (so almost
all) licensed ressources (databases and full text archives) for
"non-institutional but entitled" users (there is a program sponsored by
german research foundation DFG to license commercial content for all
German researchers, even those not affiliated with any library or public
research institution, see ). EZproxy performs nice as shibbolizing
proxy for commercial services (though using such a proxy perfectly turns
upside down the Shibboleth concept ...).
We keep those users in a small identity management system with
Shibboleth IdP sotware in front of and use EZproxy as service provider.
We try pushing service providers to adopt Shibboleth (so in the end we
might get rid of EZproxy). First talks with big content providers have
taken place, but we are not in production with any yet.
And there are some efforts by libraries and universities to get their
identity management going and shibbolized, but they seem to progress
rather slowly (for serveral reasons, technical (closed library software)
as well as organisational obstacles...).
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