Off-campus access to databases on the EBSCOhost platform is currently unavailable, due to problems affecting EBSCO’s Shibboleth authentication service. (On-campus access is unaffected).
When attempting to login to an EBSCOhost database from off-campus, the following error message displays:
Session Creation Failure
The inter-institutional access system was unable to successfully build a login session for you at [date and time]
To report this problem, please contact the site administrator at root@localhost. (Please note, there is no need to act on this instruction)
Please include the following message in any email:
Session creation failure at (https://shibboleth.ebscohost.com/Shibboleth.sso/SAML/POST)
Session Creation Error
The databases involved are:
- Academic Search Elite
- Business Source Premier
- International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
- Regional Business News
- Textile Technology Index
This problem is affecting all UK universities using the Shibboleth framework for EBSCOhost authentication. A further update will be provided once we have received confirmation of a resolution from EBSCOhost.