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Search our FAQ for information on how we're different from IP authentication, what federated access is, and the onboarding process.

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  • Data and privacy
  • Federated access
  • IP/Proxy
  • Providers

We use IP recognition and/or organizational username/passwords to enable access – isn’t that enough?

IP recognition tools and organizational username/passwords are poor substitutes for federated access management…

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  • Federated access
  • Providers

What is an access management federation?

An access management federation provides…

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  • Federated access
  • Integrations
  • Providers

We already use SAML products; can we use these to join the OpenAthens Federation?

SAML 2.0 offers many different options on passing attributes, how to use PKI (certificates)…

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  • Federated access
  • Providers

Other access management federations are free to join – why do I have to pay to join the OpenAthens Federation?

The initial setup and ongoing support of all other access management federations…

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  • Data and privacy
  • Federated access
  • Providers
  • User experience

I’ve got existing users registered with my platform. If their organization uses federated access management and they start connecting via that route, how can I match these user records?

If your existing records include the user’s organization, you can…

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