Shibboleth for Librarians
Our journals can now be accessed using Shibboleth by subscribing institutions who are members of
- the UK Access Management Federation (United Kingdom)
- RENATER (France)
- DFN-AAI (Germany)
If your institution does not use Shibboleth, we continue to offer the usual methods of institutional authentication: IP address recognition and Athens usernames.
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?
Our customer services personnel will activate your account for Shibboleth support. You will need to provide the following information:
- Your Oxford Journals institutional account number (or administrator's username)
- Scope. This is usually a domain (e.g. dundee.ac.uk) and must match against the part after the @ sign in the EduPersonScopedAffiliation value. (Found in your institution's <shibmeta:Scope> value in the UKAMF metadata.)
The following two items are optional:
- Scoped Affiliations which should have access. This is the part before the @ sign in the EduPersonScopedAffiliation value. The default will be student, staff, faculty, employee, member.
- Federation. We currently support Shibboleth only for the UK Access Management Federation.
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 'Log in via Athens or your institution' link:
Then choose your institution's name on the 'where are you from' drop-down list and click 'select':
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 ("Institution: University of Dundee" in the example below):