Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Kristina Botyriute
    Pages 1-39
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 41-42

About this book


This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence.The book offers a concise guide for librarians, helping them understand the challenges, processes and technologies involved in managing access to online resources. After an introduction the book presents cases of general authentication and authorisation. It helps readers understand web based authentication and provides the fundamentals of IP address recognition in an easy to understand manner. A special chapter is dedicated to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), followed by an overview of the key concepts of OpenID Connect. The book concludes with basic troubleshooting guidelines and recommendations for further assistance. 

Librarians will benefit from this quick and easy read, which demystifies the technologies used, features real-life scenarios, and explains how to competently employ authentication and access management.


access management online resources library technology access protocols identity management authentication authorisation SAML troubleshooting online access open access

Authors and affiliations

  • Kristina┬áBotyriute
    • 1
  1. 1.Open Athens, EduservBathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73989-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73990-8
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