RA21 Corporate Pilot report

The corporate pilot was started in early 2017, which included a survey of P-D-R (Pharma Documentation Ring) companies and confirmed the readiness of P-D-R companies for a federated identity management system.  The three key goals of the corporate pilot were:

* Improved user login experience at the publisher sites
* Provision for granular usage statistics reporting
* Ability to easily set up and maintain Single Sign On with multiple publishers.

Progress on these key areas are reported in this important output from RA21:

RA21 Corporate pilot final report – September 2018 (PDF)

RA21 Academic Pilot Technical Evaluation plus WAYF Cloud and P3W Security & Privacy Recommendations

RA21, the STM and NISO initiative which aims to identify best practices for adopting federated identity in order to streamline the user experience for access to subscribed content outside institutional IP domains,has completed the evaluation of two pilots (the WAYF Cloud and the Privacy Preserving Persistent WAYF(P3W)) offering alternative technical approaches to identity provider persistence.  The evaluation involved a detailed technical evaluation by the architects of both pilots and an in-depth security and privacy analysis by the Security and Privacy team. While both the cloud based and the alternative browser based pilots were successful in testing technical approaches to identity provider persistence, the browser based Privacy Preserving Persistent WAYF (P3W) solution has been selected to take forward and develop into an operational service.

The full evaluation and security review are included below, and serve as the first formal outputs of RA21.

WAYF Cloud and P3W Security & Privacy Recommendations – July 2018

RA21 Academic Pilot Evaluation – July 2018

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