[Fim4l] Elsevier unilaterally shutting down pseudonymous access to institutionally licensed resources?
peter.schober at univie.ac.at
Wed Sep 4 11:56:58 CEST 2019
Prompted by a local support request I tried to verify that federated
logins to https://www.sciencedirect.com/ are still working -- only to
find out that in order to log I'm requested to register an account
(even after having logged in successfully via my institution) by
providing an email address and, later on, also my full name:
"Enter your email to continue with ScienceDirect"
"Email is required"
"Your given name is required."
"Your family name is required."
I obviously didn't get the memo about how it was agreed that all
anonmous/pseudonymous use of institutionally licensed resources has
been shut down?!
 The SAML IDP I used to log in has a contract with Elsevier and is
sending the agreed upon data via SAML (the "common-lib-terms"
entitlement as well as a "persistent" SAML NameID) -- same as it
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