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Automatic Login for Partner Institutions

By wrapping a HathiTrust handle with a single sign-on URL, it is possible to construct a link to a HathiTrust resource that automatically passes users from HathiTrust partner institutions through their institution's authentication service, effectively "automatically" logging them into HathiTrust.

URLs must be constructed in the following way:

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/$ID?urlappend=%3Bsignon=swle:$ENTITY_ID

Where $ID is the HathiTrust resource and $ENTITY_ID is your Shibboleth IDP.

For example, given the handle

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015015394847

...and a Shibboleth IDP

https://shibboleth.umich.edu/idp/shibboleth

...you can append the "signon" parameter to automatically pass users through your institution's Shibboleth IDP:

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015015394847?urlappend=%3Bsignon=swle:https://shibboleth.umich.edu/idp/shibboleth

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