The LIAF is the identity federation consisting of education and research entities (including and not limited to institutions of higher learning, research institutes, colleges, and partner organizations) in Sri Lanka, 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 LIAF 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.
Lanka Education and Research Network, introduces "LIAF" to its community as a single point getting their applications and systems authenticated. LIAF will use Shibboleth based SAML2.0 system to keep Single-Sign-On work through out the domain.
The LIAF allows users to have access to services offered by multiple Service Providers using only one account. LIAF also facilitates online collaboration in the cloud, both between users within the same institution as between users from different institutions.
If you connect your institution to the LIAF:
- Users can access all services with a single login account.
- You don't have to implement and maintain a custom made connection to each service or Service Provider separately.
- You can regulate authorization for entire groups of students and employees easily.
- You can integrate your internal authorization resources with LIAF.
- Easy integration of services thanks to open standards.
- Enhance user privacy.