Step 5: integration with other apps

OpenAthens is designed to interact successfully with many third-party applications in a range of ways, from devolving sign-in to their authentication systems to enabling access to their resources through the OpenAthens login.

Content discovery services

Integrating with your library portal discovery service ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens

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  1. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

    Read the guide to help you configure your EDS instance to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

    Read the guide!
  2. Alma ExLibris

    Read the guide to help you configure your Alma instance to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

    Read the guide!
  3. Summon ExLibris

    Read the guide to help you configure your Summon instance to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

    Read the guide!
  4. BrowZine

    You do not have to create any custom settings in OpenAthens to support this as the Third Iron support team take care of everything at their end. All you have to do is to email your redirector prefix to support@thirdiron.com asking them to update your authentication to OpenAthens.

    Find out more

Learning environment, course management and library management systems

Integrating with your learning environment and course management systems ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens.

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  1. Blackboard Learn

    This is an example using Blackboard Learn of how to set up a custom SAML resource so that you can log in using the hosted version OpenAthens.

    Learn more
  2. Moodle

    Our documentation details how to configure Moodle to accept OpenAthens logins using the SAML2 single sign-on plug-in from their plug-ins directory.

    Learn more
  3. Canvas

    Coming soon.

  4. D2L

    Coming soon.

  5. LibGuides

    Coming soon.

Browser plug-ins

Integrating with your browser plug-ins ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens.

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  1. LibX

    We have a guide that will help you configure your LibX edition to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

    Read the guide!
  2. Zotero

    We have a guide that will tell you the information you need to give your patrons or end-users to enable them to configure their Zotero extension to use the OpenAthens Redirector.

    Read the guide!

Other platforms

Integrating with other platforms ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens.

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  1. Google G Suite

    We have a guide to help you with signing in to G Suite with OpenAthens.

    Read the guide!
  2. Adobe Creative Cloud

    We have a guide that outlines an example using Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise of how to set up a custom SAML resource so that you can log in using OpenAthens.

    Read our guide!
  3. Joomla

    We have a guide that will help you set up a custom SAML resource for log-in with OpenAthens using Joomla and the free version of the miniOrange SSO extension.

    Read our guide!
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Our story

OpenAthens has been providing remote access and authentication solutions for over 25 years. Used worldwide by over 2,600 academic, healthcare, corporate research libraries, publishers, and service providers to provide access to knowledge. We’re based in the UK and are a part of Jisc.

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