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News from the ‘misty’ Albion: Shibboleth in the UK. Masha Garibyan London School of Economics Library, England (With grateful acknowledgement to Terry Morrow, JISC). Total area – ‘slightly smaller’ than Oregon. Why the United Kingdom?. UK Activity. UK development work funded by JISC

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news from the misty albion shibboleth in the uk

News from the ‘misty’ Albion: Shibboleth in the UK

Masha Garibyan

London School of Economics Library, England

(With grateful acknowledgement to Terry Morrow, JISC)

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uk activity
UK Activity
  • UK development work funded by JISC
    • Joint Information Systems Committee
    • Government funded body – multimillion £ budget
    • Supports IT in UK post-16 education & research
  • Works with international partners eg
    • Internet2
    • Terena (Trans-European Research & Education Networking Association)
    • International Middleware Meeting, Upper Slaughter (England), Oct 2004, JISC-sponsored

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JISC
  • Funding two major middleware initiatives
    • 3-year technology development programme
    • 2-year infrastructure programme

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technology development
Technology Development
  • 3 years (2004 – 2007)
  • $5.7m (£3m) of government funding
  • Funding 15 projects
  • Wide range of middleware activities:
    • Development and evaluation of tools
    • Institutional deployment
    • Use of tools and policies
  • Builds on earlier work also funded by JISC

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infrastructure programme
Infrastructure Programme
  • 2 years (2004 – 2006)
  • $6m (£3.2m) of government funding
  • Establishing a UK Shibboleth infrastructure
  • Key work areas:
    • Making national data centre services Shibboleth compliant
    • Funding for 16 universities willing to be early Shibboleth adopters
    • Creating a dedicated support service for ‘early adopters’
    • Liaising with suppliers (publishers, subscription agents etc)
    • Establishing a national UK Shib federation

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middleware assisted take up service matu
Middleware Assisted Take-Up Service (MATU)
  • Providing support to the JISC-funded early adopters
  • Scoping future requirements for institutions adopting Shibboleth
  • Support services include:
    • Comprehensive website
    • Documentation
    • Help desk
    • Onsite support
    • Training events
    • Links to and information about Shibboleth

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180 universities

500 FE colleges

So, in the future it might look like this…

Not bad for a country that is ‘slightly’ smaller than Oregon 

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london school of economics lse library
London School of Economics (LSE) Library

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lse library
LSE Library
  • Part of the London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Also known as the British Library of Political and Economic Science
  • The largest library in the world devoted exclusively to the social sciences
  • 11,000 registered external visitors (e.g. Bill Clinton) and (rich) alumni

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lse library projects
LSE Library projects
  • Active participation in cutting edge information technology developments through internally and externally-funded projects (e.g. JISC)
  • A track record of successful projects in access management (and other areas)
  • LSE was the first institution in the UK to pilot the Shibboleth technology

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perseus project
PERSEUS Project
  • Portal-enabled Resources via Shibbolized End-user Security (PERSEUS) Project
  • Part of the JISC Core Middleware: Technology Development Programme
  • PERSEUS aims to:
    • provide Shibboleth-based access management to information resources via an institutional portal (moving away from identity-based solutions)
    • use LSE as a UK test bed for Shibboleth
    • while being actively involved in other projects…

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dart project
DART Project
  • Digital Anthropology Resources for Teaching (DART) Project:
    • a collaboration between LSE and Columbia University, jointly funded by JISC and the US National Science Foundation (2003 – 2008)
  • DART aims to:
    • develop digital teaching resources for undergraduate anthropology
    • investigate opportunities for flexible resource-sharing between universities (using Shib)

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perseus dart connection
PERSEUS/ DART connection
  • PERSEUS Team (with colleagues from Columbia) helped DART to facilitate Shibboleth-based resource-sharing between the two institutions
  • So,
    • No resource duplication
    • Institutional IPR protection
  • First ever use of Shibboleth to share teaching and library resources across continents

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it works like this
It works like this…
  • Columbia University has developed a digital resource in Anthropology which it is sharing with LSE
  • An LSE user uses one of these routes to access the resource:
    • WebCT (LSE’s VLE)
    • Columbia University website

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user is redirected to wayf
User is redirected to WAYF

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user selects home institution
User selects home institution

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request is processed
Request is processed

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success
Success!

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shibboleap
ShibboLEAP
  • JISC Infrastructure Programme: Early Adopters
  • Consortium of 6 London HE colleges, led by LSE
  • LEAP = London E-prints Access Project
  • Aims to create an authentication service for staff involved in managing content (e.g. academics, librarians) that doesn’t require use of a (yet another) username/password ‘supplied’ by Eprints.org server
    • Create a Shib IdP service at each college
    • Integrate the Eprints.org server making it a Shib target

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so what s next
So what’s next?
  • Shib can be used in many different ways
  • JISC has recently announced its plans to adopt Shibboleth as the main standards-based architecture for access management in the communities it serves.
  • So, watch the space!

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some links
Some links
  • www.jisc.ac.uk/programme_middleware.html
  • www.angel.ac.uk/PERSEUS/
  • www.columbia.edu/dlc/dart/
  • www.angel.ac.uk/ShibboLEAP/
  • www.matu.ac.uk

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contact details
Contact details
  • M.Garibyan@lse.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)20 7852 3509
  • www.angel.ac.uk/PERSEUS

Any questions?

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