Raven can be used to authenticate current members of the University.
This documentation provides hands-on guides for configuring Wordpress and the Apache web-server to use Raven for sign in along with some general guidance on how to use Raven OAuth2 and Raven SAML 2.0.
The Raven service was created in 2004 and made use of a University of Cambridge-specific protocol for authentication on the web. In 2007, Raven SAML 2.0 was launched allowing standards-based authentication to members of the UK Access Management Federation and to University websites. In 2019, Raven OAuth2 was enabled given websites in the University a choice of two standard authentication protocols.
The following table shows which sets of users are supported by the current Raven protocols.
|Raven Protocol||Current University Members||UK Federation Members1|
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