Refeds


Subject RE: Report on disco-STEPS
From Andrew Cormack <Andrew.Cormack@xxxxxx>
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:48:07 +0000

JISC funded a SCONUL/UCISA project on this a couple of years ago:
http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/members/activities/haervi.aspx

Andrew


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Lenggenhager [mailto:lenggenhager@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 12 July 2010 12:37
> To: John Paschoud
> Cc: REFEDS list
> Subject: Re: [refeds] Report on disco-STEPS
> 
> On 12.07.10 12:02, John Paschoud wrote:
> ...
> > Another way to do this of course would avoid maintenance of IP range
> > lists at all by a WAYF (or by SPs), and add IP-checking to the IdP:
> If
> > a user was (appeared to be from current IP address) "in the library"
> or
> > "on campus", a Location-aware IdP could (when a user was in a
> recognised
> > IP range/'place') return an agreed EduPersonEntitlement value (like
> > "InLibrary@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" or "OnCampus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" to an SP, and
> > skip challenging for a password.
> 
> Interesting idea. However, if a student of UniA would go online in the
> library of UniB, the IdP of UniA (the one the user would most likely
> choose when asked 'Where are you from') would not be able to recognize
> his presence at UniB.
> 
> Here it should be up to the user to decide whether he wants to act (and
> authenticate) as student of UniA or as walk-in of UniB.
> The set of licensed content is likely to be different for UniA and
> UniB,
> which might be the reason why he went into the library of UniB.
> 
> Doing too much 'magic' might also confuse users.
> 
> Thomas
> 
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