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Information on the Australian Access Federation (AAF). For Service Desk staff February 2013 Visit us online: aaf.edu.au or contact: enquiries@aaf.edu.au. What is the AAF?.

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Information on the australian access federation aaf

Information on the Australian Access Federation (AAF)

For Service Desk staff

February 2013

Visit us online: aaf.edu.au or contact: enquiries@aaf.edu.au


What is the aaf
What is the AAF?

Essentially, the AAF provides a central point for user authentication into a number of different eResearchServices, using existing Institution credentials (no need to manage multiple user accounts)

This means that your Institution’s username and password (the one you use to log into the computer) can be entered to authenticate with a Service after it has connected to the AAF

  • All Australian Institutions have connected to the AAF which means all current staff and students can log in eResearch Services using their current username and password

  • A number of different organisations supporting eResearch (e.g. CSIRO) have also connected to the AAF which provides their Researchers with access to eResearch Services


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What is the AAF?

A Service Catalogue outlining the connected eResearch Services is available here: http://www.aaf.edu.au/servicecatalogue/ (NB. not all Services are shown due to privacy reasons)

The 3 minute AAF information video is a very useful demonstration of how the AAF works. To view it, click here or on the video player here 


Providing end user support
Providing End-User Support

Knowledge Base

  • AAF hosts a Knowledge Base with answers to the most common end-user queries: http://support.aaf.edu.au/home

  • Your Service Desk scripts/procedures have been provided to your Manager for distribution and is also included in this presentation for viewing

    Roles

  • Service Desks within Institutions will provide Tiers 1, 2 and 3 support

  • The state-based Australian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) will provide Tier 2 research support. AeRO have knowledge and a general understanding of eResearch tools and services.

  • The AAF or individual Service Providers will provide Tier 3 technical support.


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Providing End-User Support

Escalation of Incidents

When internal and cross-organisation escalation is required, follow the protocol available from the link below. This outlines the activities each role is to perform. You will be responsible for answering queries and escalating incidents to the correct area as per the escalation protocol.

User Support Escalation Protocol available from:

http://www.aaf.edu.au/support-framework