The Service

SeamlessAccess is free

but there are some Terms of Service a Service Provider will need to agree to in order to use SeamlessAccess. Please go to our Registration Form to register your Service Provider; this will allow us to reach out when there are service changes and to record your organization’s acceptance of the Terms of Service.

The functionality of SeamlessAccess in a beta service; services are expected to change as we gain experience and feedback from the community. The availability of the service is a full production, highly available environment.

Product Roadmap

The SeamlessAccess roadmap is based on the backlog of issues reported in GitHub as well as insights that we receive from the service adopters and stakeholders.

Most of our early adopters are coming from the publishing industry and are using the Advanced Integration. Our current strategy is to introduce some of the features that are the reason for choosing the Advanced Integration into the Standard and Limited Integrations. This will provide more flexibility for Standard and Limited Integration models, and we hope the changes will attract new adopters.

The new features include the ability to filter the IdPs that are available in the discovery services for a given SP, localize the SeamlessAccess central discovery service, and others as indicated below.

Please note that the time frames presented in this roadmap are aspirational goals for when our teams will be working on particular features, and not the committed release dates.

2022 Roadmap

Architecture and Availability

SeamlessAccess is hosted by SUNET with funding by GÉANT. Monitored 24x7, SeamlessAccess is considered a production service. A detailed diagram of the technical architecture is available here.

Service Announcements

To check on the status of the SeamlessAccess central services, or to sign up for scheduled service announcements, please see our status pages.

A Quick Comparison of the Different Integration Models

Integration Model Uses the SeamlessAccess WAYF Discovery Service Persists IdP Choice Uses SeamlessAccess-managed Metadata and Button Uses Locally-managed Metadata and Button
Limited Yes Yes No No
Standard Yes Yes Yes No
Advanced No Yes No Yes