RA21 - Resource Access for the 21st Century

Manuel Haim haim at hrz.uni-marburg.de
Fri Apr 3 03:52:54 EDT 2020

Hi list,

the RA21 initiative seems to have made further progress.

Based on their recommendations, there is a Discovery Service website
(supporting the eduGAIN identity and service providers) and a blog now:

Kind regards,

Manuel Haim wrote on 10-May-2019:

> Hi list,
> some time ago, we discussed about the RA21 initiative on this list -
> i.e. an initiative by the International Association of STM Publishers
> and NISO (National Information Standards Organization), aiming at
> establishing best practices for Web-SSO / SAML / Discovery/WAYF usage
> across Service Providers and Universities.
> One of the main points was to establish a centralized discovery service
> ("central IdP Persistence Service"), so users won't need to choose their
> identity provider over and over again.
> It may be noteworthy that there is a draft from the RA21 initiative now,
> open for comments from 17-Apr-2019 thru 17-May-2019:
> https://www.niso.org/standards-committees/ra21
> Kind regards,
> Manuel

Manuel Haim
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D-35032 Marburg

Tel. +49 (0)6421 28-23549
Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

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