Welcome to the Trust and Identity Work Package

GN5-1 Work Package 5 delivers the Trust and Identity services that are the flagship of the Research and Education community. In addition it expands the reach of federated access, enhances the existing services, explores new innovative and/or disruptive technologies and engages with relevant initiatives and stakeholders within the project and outside.

This work also provides the required support on federated access to enable other services and activities; it maintains AARC results and engages with EOSC activities that relate to authentication and authorisation, as well as government activities (such as eIDAS) in the same field. 


  • eduroam - the infrastructure to enable federated access to network around the globe.
  • eduGAIN - the infrastructure to enable federated access to web resources that are available via eduGAIN.
  • AAI core platform and eduTEAMS services - an AAI as a service offer that leverages eduGAIN identities to enable research and education communities to create and manage virtual teams.
  • InAcademia - a real time validation service leveraging eduGAIN, built for merchants' validation of student status.

Innovation and Engagement

Innovation is important an aspect of any technical area. The T&I team manages innovation via the Incubator task, which aims to investigate new T&I related technologies that have no place (yet) in the services ecosystem of GÉANT.

It is also important to engage with the wider community to get inputs for new areas to explore, new services' features and to understand stakeholders' needs. This is done via the Enabling Communities task.

There has recently been a strong movement to make the whole identity space more user-centric to allow users greater control of their identities (and other related information) and a more active role in the process of sharing their information with other parties. Distributed Identities task will explore the use cases that would be better supported via distributed technologies and the implications on the current services and infrastructure used in the R&E community. 


For any queries, comments or information contact Marina Adomeit and/or Maarten Kremers

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