Web Access Management (SSO and Federation)

Web Access Management (WAM) validates access to web resources such as websites, web applications, and web-based services.

Service details

WAM can validate a single domain (for example, uoguelph.ca), multiple domains (for example, uoguelph.ca and resources.xyz), and an entire federation (for example the Canadian Access Federation run jointly by CUCCIO and Canarie). The latter case is sometimes referred to as Federated Access Management (FAM). Single Sign-On is one of the services offered as part of Web Access management

Web Access Management protects web resources and data from unauthorized use in three ways:

  • Authentication (that is, validating a user's credentials),
  • Authorization (that is, determining whether the validated user is entitled to the requested resources), and
  • Auditing (that is, keeping a record of all unauthorized access attempts and policy changes).

There is no charge for this service as it is provided by CCS. 

If you need help or have questions about the service, please email us at IThelp@uoguelph.ca or check our CCS Help Services page for more ways to contact us:

There may be scheduled maintenance or a service issue occurring. Please refer to CCS System Status Page for more information:

Item Expectation
Service availability 24x7 except during scheduled maintenance periods.
Service requests and problems Response times vary, however we will do our best to help as quickly as possible.

To request this service, contact the CCS Help Centre. You will be contacted within 5 business days to discuss the details.