Jisc has launched a new service to enable researchers to access their digital resources and applications through a single, federated sign-on.
Assent enables simplified, seamless and secure access to the broad range of web and non-web services and works by using open standards and open source software that underpin eduroam and the UK Access Management Federation.
Josh Howlett, head of trust and identity at Jisc said: “Many institutions will already be using federated access in some form. Jisc Assent extends the use of this approach to a greater range of digital resources and applications, allowing them to consume a federated identity at minimal cost and effort.
“We know this to be of significant interest to research-intensive institutions, who will often be working across various applications and data sources, and regularly collaborating with others to improve research outcomes. We have already received a number of enquiries from organisations hoping to implement Assent in their own operations.”