Q. OpenAthens vs Shibboleth, what is the difference between the two?

Shibboleth is Open Source software that provides single sign-on infrastructure and supports the SAML standard, as well as other protocols. Shibboleth is usually installed and managed by an institution or publisher.

OpenAthens supports many of the same standards, including SAML but is delivered as a cloud-based solution, supported by a service desk and team of technical specialists who are on hand to assist with setup, integration, and operation. OpenAthens and Shibboleth can happily interoperate, as they are based on many of the same international standards.

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So, OpenAthens or Shibboleth?

If you are still struggling to figure out which software is a suitable solution for you, read our blog to find out more about the differences, similarities and how OpenAthens and Shibboleth work together.

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