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OpenAthens is designed to interact successfully with many third-party applications in a range of ways, from devolving sign-in to their authentication systems to enabling access to their resources through the OpenAthens login.

We can provide more detailed instructions on how to set up OpenAthens to work with the following applications:

Content discovery services

Integrating with your library portal discovery service ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens. 

This guide will help you configure your EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) instance to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

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This guide will help you configure your Alma instance to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

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This guide will help you configure your Summon instance to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

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You do not have to create any custom settings in OpenAthens to support this as the Third Iron support team take care of everything at their end. All you have to do is to email your redirector prefix to support@thirdiron.com asking them to update your authentication to OpenAthens.

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Learning environment and course management systems

Integrating with your learning environment and course management systems ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens. 

This is an example using Blackboard Learn of how to set up a custom SAML resource so that you can log in using the hosted version OpenAthens.

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Our documentation details how to configure Moodle to accept OpenAthens logins using the SAML2 single sign-on plug-in from their plug-ins directory.

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Coming soon.

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Library management systems

Integration with library management systems helps librarians manage their resources and links through to them. 

Coming soon.

Browser plug-ins

Integrating with your browser plug-ins ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens. 

This guide will help you set-up Lean Library to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

This guide will help you configure your LibX edition to work with the OpenAthens Redirector.

This guide will tell you the information you need to give your patrons or end-users to enable them to configure their Zotero extension to use the OpenAthens Redirector.

Other platforms

Integrating with other platforms ensures a seamless user experience by which users can access content in their search results using OpenAthens. 

Our documentation outlines an example using Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise of how to set up a custom SAML resource so that you can log in using OpenAthens.

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You can set up a custom SAML resource for log-in with OpenAthens using Joomla and the free version of the miniOrange SSO extension.

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Get in touch with your implementation team

If you have a question about onboarding, please get in touch with your onboarding lead. If you are not sure who that is, send us an email at contact@openathens.net