Reduces the number of passwords a user has to remember and change before they expire.
Reduces the risk of identity theft by limiting the number of password stored on or
Provides a consistent login page that works on all browsers to connect to nearly all
Provides consistent pages for changing or resetting your password.
Allows for better audit controls and management of resource availability.
Users can login once and switch applications without having to login again (within
the allowable time 2 hours).
Most applications/services are easier to integrate, and often can be plugged in for
other services on campus.
By utilizing Shibboleth capability to the authentication services, USF has been able to create strategic
partnerships with institutions like InCommon, Microsoft (Dreamspark), AlcoholEdu,
and soon the National Institutes of Health (NIH).