If an Identity Federation meets the Requirements for joining eduGAIN, it can initate the "Joining Process" described in section 3.2 of the eduGAIN Constitution. These are:
The process to join eduGAIN is as follows:
- To apply for membership, the applicant Federation signs the eduGAIN Policy Declaration and presents it to the eduGAIN Operations Team (OT).
- The OT confirms that the applicant Federation fulfils the requirements in section 3.1
- Unless the eduGAIN Steering Group (eSG) has decided that the applicant Federation does not need further approvals, the OT prepares and presents a proposal to the eSG to approve or reject the application.
- When an applicant is approved, the OT takes the necessary technical steps to register the Federation to eduGAIN.
Besides the points mentioned in that section, a more technical description of what information has to be sent to the eduGAIN operations team in order to join eduGAIN is listed on the eduGAIN Technical Site.