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Australian Access Federation (AAF)
The independent organisation that provides shared authentication infrastructure for Australian higher-education and research institutions. See https://aaf.edu.au for more information.
Content Management System (CMS)
An online platform used for the management of web-based content, including web pages, images, files, and potentially other types of information. A CMS is in essence a dynamic set of web pages, typically all utilising the same structure, theme or layout. A typical CMS requires little technical experience writing low-level web languages and allows non-technical users the opportunity to build rich web portals and sites.
Shibboleth
A technology that facilitates Single Sign On (SSO). Shibboleth is widely implemented across the world’s education and research access federations.
Single Sign On (SSO)
The process of using a common authentication mechanism across multiple services. For example, using the same login and password once and being able to sign into several different services without entering them again.
State
The workflow state of an object is the condition in which a content object is configured to be in at any given point in time. The state of an object dictates which users can access the content and what level of access they have. For example, Public content typically accessible by all visitors and Private content is restricted.
Tuakiri
The organisation that provides shared authentication infrastructure for New Zealand higher-education and research institutions. See https://tuakiri.ac.nz for more information.
Workflow
A workflow is a generalised step-by-step process. In the context of eSpaces, a workflow refers to the review steps a piece of content may be required to progress through to be approved for access by a wider audience.
Zope Management Interface (ZMI)
A set of low-level, web-based management and configuration pages used by technical administrators of the Plone CMS. The ZMI can be used to modify the structure of pages, including underlying scripts, styles and formatting for the site.