The purpose of this wiki is to provide technical instructions and recommendations how to make use of eduGAIN. Compared to the eduGAIN homepage this wiki's target audience are mostly the eduGAIN community, technical people who want to offer a service in eduGAIN or who want to enable their users to access eduGAIN services. The wiki provides guidelines, pointers to external pages and configuration samples. Write access is granted to all authenticated eduGAIN users. Content in this space should be eduGAIN-related.

If you don't find answers for your questions in this wiki, you might also contact the for assistance and guidance.

Quick Links

For Everyone

What is eduGAIN?



For Federations

General Requirements for joining eduGAIN

How to join eduGAIN as a federation?

Best Current Practice Guide for Joining eduGAIN as a Federation

eduGAIN Member Federations

Look up eduGAIN organisations and services

For Service Providers

How to add a service to eduGAIN

Are my users in eduGAIN (IsFederated Check)?

GÉANT Data Protection Code of Conduct Cookbook

eduGAIN Services supporting the Code of Conduct

eduGAIN Documentation


Home for formal documentation eduGAIN technical website

eduGAIN Declaration

eduGAIN Constitution

eduGAIN SAML Profile


Operational processes specification and documentation, as implemented by eduGAIN operations team.  

eduGAIN Operational Practice Statement: joining and membership (draft)

eduGAIN Operational Practice Statement: SAML operations (draft)

eduGAIN SAML Metadata Aggregation Practice Statement (draft)

The eduGAIN Support Team

Best Current Practice

Strongly recommended for federation and entities operators. Adherence can be monitored via the eduGAIN technical website.

GÉANT Code of Conduct

REFEDS Security Incident Response Trust Framework for Federated Identity (Sirtfi)

REFEDS Research and Scholarship Entity Category 

Relevant Meetings

eduGAIN Steering Group (eSG) Meetings

eduGAIN Town Hall Meetings

REFEDS Meetings

Recent space activity

Space contributors