Western WebLogin Service

What is Western WebLogin Service?

Western WebLogin Service provides central authentication for web-based services and applications.  The Western WebLogin Service allows applications (service providers) to authenticate users using their Western credentials, without having to maintain their own password system.

Supported Authentication Protocols

  • CAS (Central Authentication Service) supports CAS 2 and CAS 3 protocols.
  • Shibboleth supports the SAML2 protocol

How Do I Implement the Western WebLogin Service?

Additional Important Items

  • Logging Out
    • Western WebLogin stores information in the user's web browser, using a feature called cookies. Remind users to close the browser for a complete logout.
  • Authentication vs Authorization
    • Western WebLogin provides authentication services, determining if a user's credentials are valid.
    • It is the responsibility of the application to perform authorization, determining if a user is allowed to use the application.
    • Western WebLogin has the ability to send attributes (ie. username, role (staff, student, etc), Active Directory group membership) about a user to aid the application in authorization.

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