eResource Authentication: A Review of Methods, Functionality, and Common Questions

Date & Time Name Delivery Method Price (LYRASIS Member / Non-Member)  
5/30/2024 2:00 PM
- 3:00 PM Eastern Time
eResource Authentication: A Review of Methods, Functionality, and Common Questions
Live Online $0.00 / $0.00


In this session the presenters will be reviewing a broad sweep of user authentication basics, methods, and challenges. It will include discussions on authentication vs. authorization; explanations of the types of authentication and how they function; SAML attributes and identity providers; levels of user privacy available for each type authentication; and recent changes and advances that may affect authentication. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

1. Participants will be able to identify the distinction between authentication and authorization.
2. Participants will be able to distinguish between different types and methods of authentication.
3. Participants will develop an understanding of the role of attributes and identity providers in authentication.
4. Participants will be able to identify the extent of privacy protections afforded by each authentication type.
5. Participants will be knowledgeable on current events affecting authentication processes.


Don Hamparian: Don is a Sr. Product Manager Platforms (Identity Management and EZproxy) at OCLC.

Christy Urquieta Cortes: Christy Urquieta Cortes serves as a Strategist on the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at Lyrasis. Her focus is to develop strategic and innovative licensing practices and content packages that provide Lyrasis members with the greatest value possible. She previously worked as the Electronic Resources Librarian for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she led the Resource Management team in providing consistent seamless access to electronic resources. Additionally, Christy has a growing portfolio of presentations and publications that cover topics such as open government data licensing and licensing in a higher education setting. You can learn more about Christy at

James English: James English currently works as Director of Business Development for Ebooks and Community Engagement where he manages business development activities, partnership development, and new market entry. He also works across the company from time to time on community programs to help build scalable and sustainable services and drive innovation. Prior to Lyrasis James worked at The New York Public Library to lead creation of the Library Simplified Program and SimplyE platform. Before coming to work in the non-profit sector, James was Chief Product and Executive Officer of Telemetry Labs and prior to that the Chief Product and Operations Officer for Guardian Networks. As such, he lead development, engineering and application hosting operations for web and mobile product development as a service for providers specializing in machine-to-machine technology, application development, R&D and managed services for utilities, municipalities and fortune 500 companies. James holds a BSE in Systems Engineering from The United States Military Academy, West Point and an MBA from Goizuetta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta.

Jen Noel: Sr. Product Marketing Analyst at OCLC.

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