Royal College of Surgeons of England

Page last modified on 23 November 2022, at 04:33 PM (initially posted on 23 April 2018)

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care. We support 20,000 members in the UK and internationally by improving their skills and knowledge, developing policy and guidance, and carrying out projects to improve surgical care.

Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandRoyal College of Surgeons of England PublicationseduPersonScopedAffiliation1

This service uses the Atypon SP entityID

WAYFless URL: For Royal College of Surgeons of England Publications, the format is:

The idp parameter is the entityID within the federation of the institution's Identity Provider (IdP). The redirectUri parameter is optional, but by default should be %2F. Users would be redirected to the Royal College of Surgeons of England Publications after they've signed in, but administrators may use that parameter to have users directed to a particular journal, or page within a site. Both parameter values should be URL encoded.


1. The only attribute that an identity provider must release for its users to be able to access many services that are licensed for use by everyone at a particular organisation is eduPersonScopedAffiliation. This is a scoped attribute, which might, for example, have the value "member" in scope "", often written as:

It is used for the basic authorisation decision: does subscribe to the service in question? If so, the user is allowed access. The service provider will maintain its own list of which organisations (scopes) can access its service. For allowed organisations, the federation's Technical Recommendations for Participants indicate that, in HE/FE, users with scoped affiliation values from the set {member, student, staff, faculty, employee} are typically authorised to access content licensed on the basis of the JISC Model Licence, while {affiliate, alum} are not.

While a Shibboleth identity provider can generate eduPersonScopedAffiliation statically by setting the required value in attribute-resolver.xml, this should only be done when it is known that all users are authorised. Otherwise, the value can be picked up from your LDAP / Active Directory as described on the IdP setup page.

Users of other IdP software should check their documentation.

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