Q. What is Shibboleth?
The Library uses Shibboleth authentication to allow you to login to our eResources using your Staffordshire University username and password. We use Shibboleth alongside another system called EZProxy. Shibboleth is used as a replacement for Athens authentication.
When you access one of our eResources - perhaps via eBooks, databases and eJournals, you will see a login screen displayed asking you to enter your username and password. Once you enter your username and password and click the Sign In button you will be taken to the resources itself.
Once logged into one service/resource using Shibboleth, you should not need to enter your University username and password again when accessing other Shibboleth resources within the same web session.
You can access a range of eResources via the library homepage.
See the Links & Files section below for more detailed resources on this topic.