The common-lib-terms Entitlement

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The entitlement value urn:mace:dir:entitlement:common-lib-terms for the eduPersonEntitlement attribute is a well-defined and widely accepted entitlement value. It is used for access to licensed content from information publishers (e.g. ScienceDirect, EBSCO, ...).

Use of the value

By flagging a user with entitlement urn:mace:dir:entitlement:common-lib-terms in the eduPersonEntitlement attribute, a home organization states that the user is eligible to get access to content at an information publisher. The base for this is a contract between the home organization and the publisher. Namely the users with the following affiliations to a home organisation are included:

  • regular full-time faculty
  • staff
  • students

Implementation at the IdP

The common-lib-terms entitlement can be implemented at the IdP in several ways. One of them is to add it in the attribute resolver configuration file. See ResolverScriptAttributeDefinition on the Shibboleth Wiki for a configuration example.


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