OpenAthens Cloud Launched

Oct 10, 2017


OpenAthens builds upon its global access tools for digital content providers through its new cloud-based single sign-on solution OpenAthens, an international identity and access management software provider for the information industry, officially launches its cloud-based content provider solution at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Content providers no longer need to wrestle with the frustrations of implementing and maintaining complex access management applications based on SAML. OpenAthens Cloud enables federated single sign-on via OpenID Connect: a standard protocol for the secure, lightweight transfer of authentication and user attributes, which has seen rapid adoption by global brands such as Google and Microsoft.

OpenAthens Cloud enables entry into the OpenAthens International Federation and national SAML federations across the world. It says it offers a fast and reliable connection to digital content and services as it is hosted in multiple global regions. Millions of individuals from thousands of organizations across the world can securely access multiple online resources with their everyday username and password, anytime and anywhere. User identities are managed by the customer, not the content provider, helping to comply with data protection legislation.

As a cloud-based service, OpenAthens says customers can also make cost and efficiency savings on server space, energy consumption, and scalability. The service is ISO 27001 security standard compliant and security risks are mitigated through penetration testing. OpenAthens manages the required metadata and certificates in the cloud, leaving service providers to focus on delivering the best end user experience