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Shibboleth support


Shibboleth for librarians

Our journals can be accessed using Shibboleth by subscribing institutions who are members of

  • - the UK Access Management Federation (United Kingdom)
  • - RENATER (France)
  • - DFN-AAI (Germany)
  • - AAF (Australia)
  • - COFRe (Chile)
  • - Edugate (Ireland)
  • - IDEM (Italy)
  • - GaKuNin (Japan)
  • - InCommon (United States)
  • - RedIRIS (Spain)
  • - CANARIE (Canada)
  • - SWITCH (Switzerland)

If your institution does not use Shibboleth, we continue to offer the usual methods of institutional authentication: IP address recognition and Open-Athens.

We continue to review the list of supported federations. Please contact us to register your interest if you would like Shibboleth access but are not a member of a federation we currently support.

How do I activate my institution's Shibboleth access?

If your institution has been set up to use Open-Athens or Shibboleth, access the Institutional settings page and enter you Organisation ID and Entity ID (provided by Open-Athens/Eduserv or your Shibboleth IDP).

How do I log in as a user via Shibboleth?

If you are presented with a sign in page when requesting the full text of any journal content, choose the 'Sign in' under Sign in via you Institution:

Then either being typing your institution's name in the input box, or select from the list:

You will be redirected to your chosen institution's log-in page. (The appearance and functionality of your institution's log-in page will be different from the example below.) Enter your institutional username and password:

On successful login, you will be redirected back to the content page you requested with your institution name displayed in the 'authentication string' at the top of the page.

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