What is a WAYFless URL?

WAYFless URLs are links that libraries can create to allow their users to directly access a content item using federated authentication (e.g., Shibboleth) credentials without having to detour through the SpringerLink institutional login page. "WAYF" stands for "Where Are You From" and indicates the institutional login page selection list that a user would otherwise have to select from in order to identify their institution. There are three formats: two options for institutions who have an entity ID with one of the Shibboleth/SAML access management federations, and one for institutions that belong to the Open Athens Healthcare Federation.


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