Presentation on theme: "1 ROADS to ATHENS Manjula Patel UKOLN University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY UKOLN is funded by the British Library Research and Innovation."— Presentation transcript:
1 ROADS to ATHENS Manjula Patel UKOLN University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ UKOLN is funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre, the Joint Information Systems Committee of the Higher Education Funding Councils, as well as by project funding from the JISCs Electronic Libraries Programme and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based.
2 What is ATHENS ? Resource access management service User authentication service Used by over 190 UK-HE Establishments Key Features: single password access to multiple resources distributed management of user accounts supports large number of users and resources
3 Usefulness in ROADS (1) For Users: one login and one password list of available resources authorisation managed by domain admin. personal preferences in user profiles
4 Usefulness in ROADS (2) For ROADS Administrators: minimises maintenance of accounts widely used authentication system consistent access to multiple ROADS services
6 Key Features: authentication can be performed at different levels (see ATHENS Agents) secure communication between agent(s) and other servers agents authenticated by IP and encrypted password scaleable for number of users and resources
7 ATHENS Agents Currently available: ATHENS Apache agent for Solaris ATHENS API library for Solaris ATHENS script library for Solaris ATHENS Perl module (Solaris only)