Better Authentication Through SAML

The growing risks of Internet password management - combined with the growing demands for "access anywhere" - mean that legacy access and authentication methods have become dangerously obsolete. OH-TECH consortia members OARnet and OhioLINK have jointly sponsored a program to enable all OhioLINK members to adopt more secure, modern authentication based on SAML. SAML is the Security Assertion Markup Language standard which has been adopted by the higher education, research, and US government communities, and supported by common software platforms like Shibboleth and Microsoft ADFS. This workshop will serve as a kick-off of this program and get attending institutions started on the path to transition to this more flexible and secure authentication framework with OH-TECH's assistance.


Attend the IAMOhio Federated Identity and Authentication Workshop sponsored by OARnet and OhioLINK on Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at OARnet, 1224 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212


Library Directors, Library Lead Technical Implementers, CIOs, and Identity Management/Authentication/Security implementers at OARnet/OhioLINK member higher ed institutions.will learn:

-          How SAML-based Federated Identity and Authentication works

-          Benefits of Federated Identity and Authentication for campus IT, Library staff, and patrons

-          Why the time to implement is now

-          Recommended implementation choices

-          How OH-TECH can help