Recommended Practices for Improved Access to Institutionally-Provided Information Resources: Results from the Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) Project

Abstract

This document, NISO RP-27-2019, details the findings from the Resource Access in the 21st Century initiative. It provides recommendations for using federated identity as an access model and improving the federated authentication user experience. The recommendations describe privacy preserving methods for access to scholarly content, and specific federated authentication workflow guidance to Service Providers (SPs), such as publishers, research infrastructure providers, and Identity Providers (IdPs) including Libraries and institutional Identity and Access Management systems, as well as any other groups involved in user engagement, such as Identity Federation Operators.