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Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009
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Introducing OpenAthens LA 2.0 Feb Mar 2009

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An overview of developments on the new OpenAthens LA 2.0 product.

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  • 1. OpenAthensLA 2.0: An introduction OpenAthens workshops, February/March 2009 David Orrell, Eduserv david.orrell@eduserv.org.uk www.eduserv.org.uk
  • 2. Product goals and rationale Architecture Demo of administration tools 2
  • 3. What is OpenAthens LA? Software to enable federated access to internal and external Web resources
  • 4. Federated identity Identity Provider Service Providers (resources) Control Policy Subscriptions Management
  • 5. Federated identity Identity Provider Service Providers (resources) Control Policy Subscriptions Management
  • 6. OpenAthens LA 1.0 • You know it as Athens DA • 'Semi' federated – depends on central service • Not fully standards compliant – only via central service
  • 7. Since 1.0, a lot has changed...
  • 8. 1) Formation of The UK Access Management Federation, and other federations
  • 9. 2) Changing user behaviour • Web 2.0 • User-centric identity • Social networks
  • 10. 3) Multiple identity standards • SAML • OpenID • Information Cards
  • 11. That's all very well... but...
  • 12. But... • We've lost control and flexibility! • We can't meet students expectations • Athens also... – hid much of the complexity – provided web-based administration → distributed control – provided statistics
  • 13. Shibboleth administration System IT Services administrator Shibboleth server Librarian Configuration User-repository
  • 14. Our top 3 priorities for OpenAthens LA 2.0...
  • 15. Priorities 1) Ease of installation, configuration & maintenance • Web-based administration • Built-in diagnostics and statistics
  • 16. Priorities 2) Support for multiple, Open Standards
  • 17. Priorities 3) Extendable • Modular architecture • Open APIs – write your own extensions
  • 18. OpenAthens LA 2.0 • Greater control...
  • 19. OpenAthens LA 2.0: administration System administrator Administration Runtime server(s) server Model Runtime Librarian User-repository Staff / students
  • 20. Administration interface Administration server Admin application(s) Model
  • 21. Administration interface Administration server Model history Admin application(s) Model
  • 22. OpenAthens LA 2.0 More flexibility... •
  • 23. OpenAthens 'Atacama' platform Protocol modules
  • 24. OpenAthens LA 2.0: modules OpenAthens LA runtime Platform Webserver
  • 25. OpenAthens LA 2.0: modules • Authentication OpenAthens LA runtime Platform Webserver
  • 26. OpenAthens LA 2.0: modules • Authentication • Data-store connectors OpenAthens LA runtime Platform Webserver
  • 27. OpenAthens LA 2.0: modules • Authentication • Data-store connectors OpenAthens LA runtime • Identity protocols (SAML, OpenID Platform etc) Webserver
  • 28. OpenAthens LA 2.0: modules • Authentication • Data-store connectors OpenAthens LA runtime • Identity protocols (SAML, OpenID Platform etc) • Attribute Webserver release policies
  • 29. OpenAthens LA 2.0: modules • Authentication • Data-store connectors OpenAthens LA runtime • Identity protocols (SAML, OpenID Platform etc) • Attribute Webserver release policies • Custom attributes • …
  • 30. Open APIs: write your own modules • OpenAthens platform is multi-language – C/C++, C#/.NET, Java, PHP, Ruby • Can write in-line 'scriptlets' – JavaScript, Ruby OpenAthens LA runtime
  • 31. Demos Admin console → Service provider →
  • 32. OpenAthens LA 2.0: release schedule June 2009: April 2009: End of Beta Beta release programme 2009 July 2009: March 2009: OpenAthens LA 2.0 Initial Alpha General Availability
  • 33. Thank you! david.orrell@eduserv.org.uk

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