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:$ID?urlappend=%3Bsignon=swle:$ENTITY_ID

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

For example, given the handle

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

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