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OpenAthens Healthcare Federation

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OpenAthens Healthcare Federation

  1. 1. OpenAthens Healthcare FederationTom EdmondsPhil Leahy
  2. 2. What is a federation?Access Management (ITILv3):[Service Operation] The Process responsible for allowingUsers to make use of IT Services, data or other Assets.Access Management helps to protect the Confidentiality,Integrity and Availability of Assets by ensuring that onlyauthorized Users are able to access or modify the Assets.Sometimes referred to as identity management.
  3. 3. Eduserv’s Athens federation 1994 2000 2008 2009 2010 2011 Today…• Athens • Athens • Athens • 33% of the • US • US Navy • > 2,000 developed & adopted by became Australian Department of Medicine organizations first web NHS England OpenAthens healthcare Veteran Information use service in the UK market adopts Affairs adopts Systems OpenAthens launched OpenAthens OpenAthens Support • > 4 million - SAH Agency users - DoH Victoria adopts worldwide OpenAthens • > 60 Healthcare customers alone
  4. 4. Federation drivers…• Service Providers asking to join the Athens federation• Identity Providers asking to join the Athens federation
  5. 5. OpenAthens IdP customers Healthcare Academic Government Other
  6. 6. ServiceProviders Users/ Identity libraries Providers
  7. 7. OpenAthens MD Service Shibboleth SP (Athens/SAML)Providers Identity Providers OpenAthens SP OpenAthens MD
  8. 8. OpenAthens OpenAthens MD Healthcare Federation Service Shibboleth SP (Athens/SAML)Providers Identity Providers OpenAthens SP OpenAthens MD Supporting: SAML/Shibboleth, Athens, OAuth, OpenID,
  9. 9. Federation drivers…cont./• Service Providers asking to join the Athens federation• Identity Providers asking to join the Athens federation• Based on an OpenAthens service• Inter-federation support/operability• Multi-federation management interface.
  10. 10. Federation management interface
  11. 11. Benefits of the OpenAthens Healthcare FederationService Providers Identity Providers• Easy access to customers and Simplified access  market Increased security • Reduced end user support burden Improved integration capabilities • Reduced overhead of maintaining Reduced administrative overhead  customer information as IdP Improved end user satisfaction  performs authentication Statutory and regulatory compliance. • Greater tailoring capability• Improved risk management• Accurate implementation of licence terms
  12. 12. What does membership involve?• Eligibility criteria• Choice of whether to use OpenAthens products/services or not• Support for standard authentication protocols• New Eduserv customers: OpenAthens order form• Implement standards.
  13. 13. Next steps…• OpenAthens Healthcare Federation metadata• Existing customer comms• Technical roll-out…tbc 1 Jan 2012
  14. 14. More information• Eduserv website • http://www.eduserv.org.uk/identity-access/services/federated- access-management• OpenAthens wiki • https://docs.openathens.net/display/public/OAHF/OpenAthens +Healthcare+Federation+Home
  15. 15. Thank you http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914729343

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