Authentication is the means by which you log in and identify yourself. Authorisation is the means by which a service determines whether an authenticated person should have access to a service.
The major authentication services in the university are EASE and Active Directory. Both are synchronised to use the same password.
There is also a central authorisation service provided by an LDAP directory. This gives information about individuals to services so that they can decide whether someone is authorised to use the service or not.
Information about the Central Authorisation Service. How it is used. What information it contains. How a service provider can make use of it.
Entrances controlled by card readers, including doors and turnstiles.
Information about the Shibboleth Service. How it is used. What information it contains. How a service provider can make use of it.
This article was published on Nov 11, 2013