Statistics and Monitoring of Shibboleth / EZproxy
Time 11/02/10 12:00PM-01:00PM
Understanding statistical usage information of middleware and related systems such as the Shibboleth IdP and EZproxy are of increasing importance in today's financial climate at both the institutional level (to help understand value for money of e-resource usage and the operational usage of such systems) and the federation level (to demonstrate to funding bodies/partners what their money is actually enabling).
The JISC funded RAPTOR project is building a tool to analyse log files from such systems and present the statistical information to non-technical users in an easy to understand manner and also aggregate this information at a federation level; other similar projects (e.g. the SWITCH AMAAIS project) are also on-going. Added to that, many institutions have custom built scripts and small systems that perform some of this functionality.
This meeting will gather together those with a shared interest in this area for two main purposes: firstly to enable the community to share information with each other about the systems/scripts currently in use that enable this and the features that each offer; and secondly to gather community input on the desired feature set of such software (which will help guide the functionality of the RAPTOR software currently in development).