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Welcome to the OpenAthens documentation home page, here you will find documentation for our products. 


OpenAthens for libraries, information managers and IT departments

  • OpenAthens - A complete hosted service for the management of single sign on access to SAML services
  • OpenAthens LA (Local Authentication) - A standards-compliant software platform that enables you to host your own SAML Identity Provider (IdP)
  • Third party applications - Guidance on connecting OpenAthens to other applications such as Moodle or ADFS


OpenAthens for publishers and service providers

  • OpenAthens Wayfinder - A free to use service for organisation discovery over multiple federations
  • OpenAthens Keystone - Middleware to easily connect OpenID Connect to SAML federations.
  • OpenAthens Federation - The international SAML federation.
  • OpenAthens SP A standards-compliant software platform that enabled you to provide and manage secure access to your online resources.

If you are an end-user, you will need to seek help from your local OpenAthens administrator rather than from these pages. They can usually be found via the library service or equivalent at your organisation, and you can look up any details they have published publicly via the forgotten password page at:

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