No, we do not use OpenAthens. We use Shibboleth.

Both OpenAthens and Shibboleth are access-management/authentication systems. If you have studied at another institution, you may have used or heard of OpenAthens. Your University of Sunderland user ID and password will only work with Shibboleth and will not work with OpenAthens.

This does not affect the resources you can access in our subscriptions (if you are a current student or staff member you can access anything we purchase).

You can log into external sites using your University user ID and password by choosing the Shibboleth option (sometimes listed as 'Institutional' or 'Academic' login). Simply follow the on-screen instructions and log in using your University user ID and password. Please note that you will still only be able to access content that we have paid for.