Authentication and single sign-on¶
Systems we may be able to make use of
- Shibboleth -- federated authentication with some additional user metadata. The QM library has recently switched to this (from Athens) for e-resource access, see http://www.library.qmul.ac.uk/node/1647. Talk to Jez Clark (librarian); also Martin Evans (http://webspace.qmul.ac.uk/mdtevans/) who runs existing central QM Subversion server etc.
- RADIUS -- hierarchical authentication system used by Eduroam. Does not appear to be available for Redmine auth (http://www.redmine.org/issues/940#change-2060)
- OpenID -- replaces stored password on site. Provides no additional information that could be used for authorisation purposes.