Federated Access Management (Shibboleth) for ISI Web of Knowledge

Date of news item: 1 August 2008

We are pleased to announce that the ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education is now accessible via federated access through the UK Access Management Federation. This is in addition to the existing IP and Athens authentication routes, which continue to be supported.

A new default page with alternative access options has been created by Thomson Reuters, View the default access page..

"Shibboleth users - log in via your institution's Shibboleth authentication
Athens users - log in via your institution's Athens authentication"

These options are described in the WoK FAQ at:http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/faq/#reg.

Institutions can request set up for Federated Access by completing the Thomson Reuters set up form at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/fasetupform.doc.

Should you wish to use a WAYFless URL, you could try one that Mimas have ready for testing, http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wayf?idp='scope', where (scope) is e.g. somewhere.ac.uk, as in your UK federation metadata.

Please contact the helpdesk wok@mimas.ac.uk if you have any questions. We of course welcome any feedback you have and in particular would welcome comments on the introduction of federated access.