eduGAIN Technical Site

Welcome to the eduGAIN's technical site. Information and tools presented at this site are targeted at technical personel of federations either participating or plannng to participate in eduGAIN.

If you would like to know more about eduGAIN in general, including benefits, user stories and general contact information, please visit the main eduGAIN site.

If you are interested in the topic of federated identity management in general, please visit REFEDS.

What can you find at this site?

Federations in eduGAIN
Voting-only Members5
Entities in eduGAIN
Standalone AAs6
eduGAIN membership and status information ⇨
See which federations have joined eduGAIN or are in the process of joining, see how many entities they provide. More ...
A full list of federations both participating in eduGAIN and planning to participate is shown, together with all technical and contact details. In case of aggregation errors the error messages and validity limit of cached data is displayed. Through this page one can access the individual federation metadata set and also run it through the eduGAIN validator tool.
eduGAIN documents ⇨
eduGAIN constiution, declarations, profiles as well as links to some additional formal documentation. More ...
Here we collect all documents that are relevant to eduGAIN, so if you are planning joining eduGAIN, please take a peek.
eduGAIN Entities Database ⇨
Get detailed information about eduGAIN entities. More ...
eduGAIN metadata contains over 2500 entities. The database interface allows you to search for entities, filter them according to various criteria, including entity category support. It is possible to run the search in the entityId value or a multiword search on the entire entity metadata. You can also view the entity metadta in a freindly display format or in its raw XML form.
eduGAIN metadata validator ⇨
Test if federation metadata conforms to eduGAIN requirements. More ...
Participating federations provide their metadata to be included in the eduGAIN aggregate. Each such metadata set needs to conform to eduGAIN requirements. The validator checks a metadata set and reports all problems. It can be used by candidate federations to test their metadata as they are preparing their aggregation tools or by federations already participating in eduGAIN in cases when something goes wrong and their metadata need to be tested.
JSON API and monitoring tools ⇨
Find out how to monitor your eduGAIN metadata through your system. More ...
eduGAIN aggregator pulls participating federations metadata, checks if all eduGAIN requirements are met and then creates an aggreate set. If something goes wrong the metadata is rejected and a cached copy (if still valid) is used. You may monitor the status of this aggregation by regularly reading the status from the JSON interface of the technical site. You can build in this approach into your own monitoring and notification system, rather then depend on messages sent by the central eduGAIN site.
Connectivity check service ⇨
Find out which eduGAIN IdPs are properly configured. More ...
The purpose of the eduGAIN Connectivity Check is to identify eduGAIN Identity Providers (IdP) that are not properly configured. In particular it checks if an IdP properly loads and consumes SAML2 metadata which contains the eduGAIN Service Providers (SP). The check results are published on the public eduGAIN Connectivity Check web page ( The main purpose is to increase the service overall quality and user experience of the eduGAIN interfederation service by making federation and Identity Provider operators aware of configuration problems.
Joining eduGAIN - checklist ⇨
Main steps in joining eduGAIN.

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