Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment

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AthensDA Athens Devolved Authentication Service (at EduServ) An Access Management System for controlling access to web-based subscription services. Athens has developed the technology to accept X.509 certificates as an alternative means of authentication but AthensDA will usually be configured to return the user to their home institution and then for the institution to pass them back to Athens with an authentication token (plus a component called a 'permission set' which is concerned with authorisation).
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Oxford University Computing Services Mimas Athens access management services Oxfore e-Science Centre Systems and Electronic Resources Service Joint Information Systems Committee