The Secure Identity Federation on Unified Lightweight Access maNagement (SIFULAN) Federation is a Malaysian Access Federation consisting of education and research entities (including and not limited to institutions of higher learning, research institutes, schools, and partner organizations) in Malaysia, who are users of academic e-resources, and organizations and companies (including and not limited to publishers, cloud service providers, public service departments, and other partners) who are providers of such e-resources. By mutually trusting rules/policy stipulated by the SIFULAN Malaysian Access Federation, organizations will be able to utilize federated access among each other. Once the federated authentication is implemented, Web Single Sign-On (the mechanism where a single ID and password permit a user to access all systems on the web) will be enabled; thus create an environment where a user can access other institutional and commercial services using a single password and without the need to re-enter the ID or password for as long as the session allows it. As an example, a user can use another university’s wireless LAN to connect to the internet with his/her home university’s ID and password, and then seamlessly access e-journals that the home university subscribes to.
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