Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting education and research JISC Services Briefing: Access Management What are t...
JISC Services Briefing: Access Management <ul><li>What is Federated Access Management? </li></ul><ul><li>Why change & what...
What is Federated Access Management? <ul><li>Federation: group of organisations signed up to agreed set of policies for in...
How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user
 
How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user
 
How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user
 
 
How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user Authentication Authorisation Attribute Request
 
JISC Services Briefing: Access Management Why change and what are the benefits?
Why change? <ul><li>Federated access management offers more benefits than legacy systems  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More choic...
Benefits for users <ul><li>Fewer username and passwords to remember </li></ul><ul><li>Access anytime, anywhere </li></ul><...
Benefits for organisations <ul><li>One username and password for multiple services (internal and external) </li></ul><ul><...
Choices Athens providers have access to Federation through the ‘gateway’, funded by JISC until July 2008 Continue to pay c...
International take-up <ul><li>Adoption of international standards for interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Economies of scal...
JISC Services <ul><li>Lead by example & practice what we preach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JISC directory service </li></ul></u...
JISC Services Briefing: Access Management UK Access Management Federation
 
The UK Access Management Federation <ul><li>Launched November 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Jointly funded by JISC and Becta </li...
The UK Access Management Federation <ul><li>Federation operators, JANET (UK): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage membership appl...
Choices
The UK Access Management Federation <ul><li>No membership fee, easy to join </li></ul><ul><li>Support team </li></ul><ul><...
JISC Services Briefing: Access Management JISC Support
JISC support <ul><li>Funding Athens until July 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding development of Athens gateways to support in...
Further information <ul><li>JISC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac.uk/federation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access-managem...
JISC Services Briefing: Access Management <ul><li>Thank you for listening – any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Charlton...
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  • Jane Charlton Intro To F A M

    1. 1. Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting education and research JISC Services Briefing: Access Management What are the benefits? Jane Charlton, JISC 28 September 2007
    2. 2. JISC Services Briefing: Access Management <ul><li>What is Federated Access Management? </li></ul><ul><li>Why change & what are the benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>UK Access Management Federation </li></ul><ul><li>JISC support </li></ul><ul><li>Further information </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Federated Access Management? <ul><li>Federation: group of organisations signed up to agreed set of policies for information exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Access management: managing user access to resources and services </li></ul>Information exchange Institution (authenticates) Service provider (authorises) secure, controlled access
    4. 4. How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user
    5. 6. How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user
    6. 8. How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user
    7. 11. How it works Identity Provider (IdP) Service Provider (SP) Browser user Authentication Authorisation Attribute Request
    8. 13. JISC Services Briefing: Access Management Why change and what are the benefits?
    9. 14. Why change? <ul><li>Federated access management offers more benefits than legacy systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More choice and flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less workload </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better user experience </li></ul></ul>
    10. 15. Benefits for users <ul><li>Fewer username and passwords to remember </li></ul><ul><li>Access anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation – ‘my saved searches’, ‘my favourites’, email alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Personal data stored by home institution, not service provider - less need to disclose identity </li></ul>
    11. 16. Benefits for organisations <ul><li>One username and password for multiple services (internal and external) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>potential increase in use of services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduces workload for organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More choice and flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no tie-in to one provider for software or support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>freely available open source software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based on International standards </li></ul>
    12. 17. Choices Athens providers have access to Federation through the ‘gateway’, funded by JISC until July 2008 Continue to pay current Athens subscription and licence costs to Eduserv 3. Continue with Athens or other access management solution Full support in implementation, compliance with international standards and institutional requirements Cost of supplier support and internal effort in liaison with supplier and Federation 2. Full member of the Federation using tools with paid-for support No ongoing subscription costs, compliance with international standards and institutional requirements Internal effort to implement software, join Federation and manage provider attributes 1. Full member of the Federation using community supported tools BENEFITS COSTS OPTION
    13. 18. International take-up <ul><li>Adoption of international standards for interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Economies of scale: build skills-base on one technology to support wide range of customers - reduced costs in time and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Federations in operation: Croatia, Finland, France, Norway, Switzerland, UK, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Federations in development or testing: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden </li></ul>
    14. 19. JISC Services <ul><li>Lead by example & practice what we preach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JISC directory service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consistency across JISC Services </li></ul><ul><li>Added value – can be used for many services eg. cms, wikis, blogs, email </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrating JISC resources – register as an Identity Provider via legal entity </li></ul>
    15. 20. JISC Services Briefing: Access Management UK Access Management Federation
    16. 22. The UK Access Management Federation <ul><li>Launched November 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Jointly funded by JISC and Becta </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted by JANET (UK) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools, FE, HE and Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisations and institutions providing services to these sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policy Board (stakeholder reps) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Advisory Group (all sectors) </li></ul>
    17. 23. The UK Access Management Federation <ul><li>Federation operators, JANET (UK): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage membership applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify organisations are eligible to join </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor federation members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolve problems within the Federation </li></ul></ul>
    18. 24. Choices
    19. 25. The UK Access Management Federation <ul><li>No membership fee, easy to join </li></ul><ul><li>Support team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice and guidance for institutions and organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation (policy and technical) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training courses and workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.ukfederation.org.uk </li></ul>
    20. 26. JISC Services Briefing: Access Management JISC Support
    21. 27. JISC support <ul><li>Funding Athens until July 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Funding development of Athens gateways to support inter-working between Shibboleth and Athens sites and service providers until July 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Support materials eg. reports, case studies, toolkits and advice </li></ul><ul><li>Support from Access Management Outreach Team </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    22. 28. Further information <ul><li>JISC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac.uk/federation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access-management-outreach@jiscmail.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UK Access Management Federation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ukfederation.org.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    23. 29. JISC Services Briefing: Access Management <ul><li>Thank you for listening – any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Charlton, JISC </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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