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EBSCO adds Shibboleth authentication to EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [February 15, 2011]

Copyright (c) 2011 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource now support Shibboleth authentication. By using Shibboleth, a single sign-on authentication method popular among a growing number of higher education institutions, librarians can offer the ease of SSO authentication to their users while continuing to respect the terms of their agreements with content providers.


Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 16, 2011 In response to customer demand, EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource now support Shibboleth authentication. By using Shibboleth, a single sign-on (SSO) authentication method popular among a growing number of higher education institutions, librarians can offer the ease of SSO authentication to their users while continuing to respect the terms of their agreements with content providers.

EBSCO's implementation of Shibboleth provides seamless access into EBSCO's online solutions for researchers from more than 1,000 institutions in eleven countries. Shibboleth SSO joins EBSCO's already versatile suite of authentication options for A-to-Z and LinkSource, including IP authentication, username and password, referring URL and more.

EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource are part of EBSCO's Complete Discovery Solution, which includes EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCOhost Integrated Search and EBSCOhost Research Databases. EBSCO's Complete Discovery Solution fully integrates with EBSCO's Complete Management Solution and shares the library's collection data via the EBSCO Integrated Knowledge Base. The Complete Discovery Solution provides fast, simple access to all of a library's full-text content.

About EBSCO

Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world's leading information agent providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, eBooks and more. Now more than ever libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently. EBSCO has developed the most comprehensive "e" discovery and management solutions, offering unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.

EBSCO serves clients in more than 200 countries through our 30 offices worldwide with more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about EBSCO's products and services, visit www.ebsco.com.

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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 15, 2011
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: LinkSource
EBSCO A-to-Z
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:15485
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-02-16 08:50:04