We’re excited to announce that PlumX is Shibboleth enabled. Institutions and large enterprises can now authenticate PlumX in the way they are used to for subscription services. In addition the Shibboleth-enabled authorization also provides the identification process necessary to safeguard researchers’ profiles. By using this authentication method, PlumX knows who is using PlumX and allows for researchers to update their own profiles but not others. Likewise, other authorized users, such as a liaison librarian, can update specific researcher profiles, while preventing others from doing so.
From the beginning, we wanted to build products that met the needs of institutions. Supporting Shiobboleth in PlumX is one of the ways we are fulfilling this goal.
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