3. Terms of Usage

The Oak authorisation service provides, in the first instance, LDAP access to a directory of user and unit attributes. The service is primarily intended to be used in conjunction with the existing Kerberos/Webauth authentication service. Your use of the Oak authorisation service is subject to the following conditions:

  1. You are an IT Support person who is either registered to provide a service to one or more clearly defined units OR you are registered as a University-wide service provider.
  2. You are registered with OUCS to be an Oak data consumer (see registration process).
  3. You have read and understood the Regulations Relating to the use of Information Technology Facilities. In particular, your attention is drawn to clauses 9-10 of the Regulations relating to the confidentiality of information and the holding or processing of data relating to living individuals.
  4. You have read and understand the University Policy on Data Protection. In particular, your attention is drawn to the following paragraphs:
    1. All staff or other individuals who have access to, or who use, personal data, have a responsibility to exercise care in the treatment of that data and to ensure that such information is not disclosed to any unauthorised person. Examples of data include address lists and contact details as well as individual files.

    2. Under principle 8, which restricts the transfer of material outside the European Area, personal data about an individual placed on the world wide web is likely to breach the provisions of the Act unless the individual whose data is used has given his or her express consent. It is important that all those preparing web pages, address lists and the like, are aware of these provisions, and seek advice from the Data Protection Officer if in doubt.

  5. Your use of the Service and any data obtained from the Service is in accordance with the Oak LDAP Schema and Attribute Release Policy.

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