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Access Control and the student career. Mark Norman, Systems Development and Support Team, OUCS. Sysdev @ OUCS. What do we do? Apart from authentication/authorisation services…. Email (Herald) Mailing lists system administration Web hosting sysadmin Linux shell service

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access control and the student career

Access Control and the student career

Mark Norman,Systems Development and Support Team, OUCS

sysdev @ oucs
Sysdev @ OUCS
  • What do we do?
  • Apart from authentication/authorisation services…
  • Email (Herald)
  • Mailing lists system administration
  • Web hosting sysadmin
  • Linux shell service
  • Version control (support for web sites and coding projects)
  • Software mirror downloads
  • News services
  • Virtual learning environment (VLE – Weblearn) sysadmin
  • Wikis sysadmin (for OUCS)
  • Alumni e-mail forwarding service sysadmin
  • Lots of dull back-end stuff for resilience and backup etc.
students and access control
Students and access control
  • How many usernames and passwords do students need?
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • HFS Backup password (graduates)
  • Help centre username/password
  • Weblearn
  • Library resources/OXAM (VPN for)
  • Personal web space
  • Accounts for downloading software (e.g. Sophos, VPN clients)
    • And Facebook, itunes, myspace etc. etc….
kerberos is the answer
Kerberos is the answer
  • (Yes, the 3 headed dog!)
      • Kerberos (and Webauth) has meant that the following all work from one username/password pair
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • HFS Backup password (graduates)
  • Help centre username/password
  • Weblearn
  • Library resources/OXAM (VPN for)
  • Personal web space
  • Accounts for downloading software (e.g. Sophos, VPN clients)
    • And Facebook, itunes, myspace etc. etc….
kerberos is the answer1
Kerberos is the answer
  • Not the complete answer (still need some other accounts)
  • The following are all managed using the SSO system
  • Password management is done via Webauth
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • HFS Backup password (graduates)
  • Help centre username/password
  • Weblearn
  • Library resources/OXAM (VPN for)
  • Personal web space
  • Accounts for downloading software (e.g. Sophos, VPN clients)
    • And Facebook, itunes, myspace etc. etc….
kerberos is the answer2
Kerberos is the answer
  • Athens is being superseded by Shibboleth (uses Kerberos/Webauth)
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • HFS Backup password (graduates)
  • Help centre username/password
  • Weblearn
  • Library resources/OXAM (VPN for)
  • Personal web space
  • Accounts for downloading software (e.g. Sophos, VPN clients)
    • And Facebook, itunes, myspace etc. etc….
kerberos is the answer3
Kerberos is the answer
  • A lot more web based services are now using Webauth
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • HFS Backup password (graduates)
  • Help centre username/password
  • Weblearn
  • Library resources/OXAM (VPN for)
  • Personal web space
  • Accounts for downloading software (e.g. Sophos, VPN clients)
    • And Facebook, itunes, myspace etc. etc….
kerberos is the answer4
Kerberos is the answer
  • Some desktop systems can use kerberos cross-realm trust (e.g. Active Directory)
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • HFS Backup password (graduates)
  • Help centre username/password
  • Weblearn
  • Library resources/OXAM (VPN for)
  • Personal web space
  • Accounts for downloading software (e.g. Sophos, VPN clients)
    • And Facebook, itunes, myspace etc. etc….
kerberos is the answer5
Kerberos is the answer
  • And we have high hopes for Oracle too!
  • Student Information Systems – self service
  • Email
  • Webmail
  • College services
  • Departmental services
  • Athens (for external library resources)
  • Desktop management systems
  • HFS Backup password (graduates)
  • Help centre username/password
  • Weblearn
  • Library resources/OXAM (VPN for)
  • Personal web space
  • Accounts for downloading software (e.g. Sophos, VPN clients)
    • And Facebook, itunes, myspace etc. etc….