This document describes procedures used in the management of the eduGAIN core, i.e. global eduGAIN membership issues and information services. The eduGAIN services are managed by the eduGAIN Operational Team (OT). Additional operational documentation is provided separately for each of the eduGAIN operational profiles.
As defined in [eduGAIN-CONST] the Operational Team (OT) is responsible for:
eduGAIN recognises two categories of federation within its structure: members and participants. Members are those federations that have completed the first steps to joining eduGAIN, but are not actively using any technology profile (such as providing SAML metadata to the MDS) at the moment. Many federations may become a member AND provide documentation to actively join a federation at the same time. This Operational Practice Statement provides more information on the steps needed to become a Member only - as described in the eduGAIN Constitution.
The process to join eduGAIN as a Member Federation is as follows:
federation delegate to eduGAIN SG
|federation delegate deputy to eduGAIN SG||S|
|federation page URL||1|
|federation mail contact||2|
Federation delegate and deputy are the only federation representatives authorized to submit information, therefore their identity needs to be established in a trusted way, this is however part of the global eduGAIN trust model, not specific to the SAML prifile.
|2||important contact information|
|1||informational, not requiring special vetting|
|S||special - delegating representatives requires contact with the federation management|
The support is provided primarily via e-mail trough the firstname.lastname@example.org address.