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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)
- AAF (Australia)
- COFRe (Chile)
- Edugate (Ireland)
- IDEM (Italy)
- GaKuNin (Japan)
- InCommon (United States)

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:

  1. Your Oxford Journals institutional account number (or administrator's username)
  2. 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:
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

access control page

Then choose your institution's name on the 'where are you from' drop-down list and click 'select':

where are you from?

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:

sign in pageredirecting

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):

article

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