About the WAYF Cloud

What is the WAYF Cloud

The WAYF (Where Are You From) Cloud infrastructure enables service providers to exchange data with each other, so that users visiting one service provider are remembered on other service providers.

This reduces, or even eliminates actions that currently need to be repeated by users at every service provider they visit.

WAYF Cloud and Academic Publishing

The architecture of the WAYF Cloud can be applied to a wide range of domains. However, the initial goal of this project is to solve the usability issues associated with online access to academic publications and all project stakeholders are in the domain of scholarly publishing.

In this context, the mission of the WAYF Cloud is to simplify identity provider discovery and user login at publisher platforms. To achieve this goal it provides an API that publisher platforms can use to share or discover a user's identity provider selection.