Simple and sophisticated
How hard is it for users to access their personal, corporate, or institutional subscriptions on your site? The experience readers have accessing your content is as important as the experience they have reading it. Frustration with access technologies can lead users to give up and seek competing content, including from illegitimate sources.
Smooth and secure
Literatum supports a streamlined login and registration workflow for individual users through Atypon’s Identity as a Service (IDaaS) platform, CONNECT. This includes:
- A modern user interface
- Social logins: Enable users to log in using Google, ORCID, Microsoft, Apple, and Twitter credentials
- Single sign-on: Use CONNECT as the Identity Provider for all of your sites, including sites hosted by other vendors, to provide users with a single login across them all
- Combining personal and institutional access: Enable users to access their institutional entitlements by linking their profile with an institution
Integration with external Identity Providers
Literatum also supports single sign-on (SSO) with external identity management systems using standard SSO protocols such as SAML and OpenID Connect, as well as with publishers’ custom SSO systems.
IP authentication and proxy access has long been the standard for controlling content access at libraries and universities. Literatum supports IP authentication and proxy access for institutional users and integrates with Cloudflare’s powerful Bot Management functionality to mitigate the risks associated with it. Furthermore, the overhead of manual IP range management is minimized by the option to integrate with the PSI IP Registry.
IP authentication requires access to a library’s or institution’s network. For many users around the world, that is not always easily achieved, as the Covid-19 pandemic has exemplified. For scholarly and professional publishers, Literatum supports federated access via Shibboleth and OpenAthens, as well as Google CASA, so that users can access their institution’s content even when they’re off-site.
Atypon CONNECT makes it even easier for users to access their institutional subscriptions by enabling them to link their profile with their institution. This functionality is provided out of the box when CONNECT is used as the Identity Provider.