Some of our e-resources don't yet use shibboleth and insist on a site ip address range for authentication.
Therefore our users can access these resources from the campus network but not from home etc.
By using EZProxy we can give these users access from outside the campus network.
To give users a similar "look and feel" to the experience we authenticate EZProxy users against shibboleth.
So Option 3
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From: Discussion list for Shibboleth developments [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of NODA Hideaki
Sent: 09 February 2010 13:03
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Subject: EZProxy v. Shibboleth?
Our UPKI-fed, the Japanese access management federation, regards that
SSO for e-resources is the most persuasive merit of Shibboleth for librarians.
However, we feel some difficulties to promote our federation only with this
As same as in UK, there are many universities in Japan which
use EZProxy as a tool of SSO for their libraries' e-resources.
Considering Shibboleth as a tool for SSO, some of them claim that
it is difficult to find any significant advantage over their
EZProxy-based SSO systems.
Then, how do you think the merit / demerit of...
1) Shibboleth-only SSO service,
2) Non-Shibbolized EZProxy-based SSO,
3) Hybrid SSO with Shibboleth and Shibbolized EZProxy ?
Please show us your opinions.
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