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  • management of virtual machines (access management, system maintenance - installation and updates, global backups, status monitoring)
  • management of the development platform (based on the GEANT git)
  • management of eduGAIN core services (maintenance of any software tools required by the services, monitoring of services, specialised backups)
  • supervision of the aggregation function - reaction to aggregation errors, supporting federations in location of problems
  • technical documentation - maintenance of user documentation of eduGAIN services
  • user support - done in cooperation with the eduGAIN support team


  • service development - configuration changes and extensions of existing serices is handled directly but the eduGAIN OT, in particular any development work within the eduGAIM MDS, validator, database is done internally within the team

Management or supervision of supplementary eduGAIN services

  • eduGAIN OT directly manages:
    • ECCS
    • isFederated check
  • eduGAIN OT supervises
    • CoCo monitor
    • WIKI

Supervision of eduGAIN joining process

The task of chairing the eduGAIN SG lies within the Operational Team. The SG chair supervises the joining process of new members, sets up consultations, handles voting, keeps the documentation of the process. As a part of the joining process federations are required to provide contact and technical information including sensitive factors such as public keys used for signature verification.

eduGAIN services

Under the term services listed are utilities as perceived by external users. The internal organisation of services, flow of information and dependencies are not important in this view, but are described in sections further down.


NameAccess locationDescription
ECCS Connectivity Check Service - monitoring service for IdPs listed in eduGAIN, testing if they are actually ready for eduGAIN - i.e. if they consume eduGAIN metadata
isFederated Check tool searches all known academic identity federations for matching organisations and then displays the results.
CoCo monitor
Technical testtesting platformhttp://technical-test.edugain.orgThis host serves as a playground for software development done by the operational team. All extensions are applied, tested and presented at this platform and then transferred to production using the git mechanism
The WIKI is maintained as a part of the GEANT WIKI space. The content is provided by many members of the community. WIKI serves as technical documentation, formal documentation (meeting minutes, documentation of operational procedures) and various guides on joining and making most of eduGAIN