Is Federated Check
Do you want to know if an organisation is federated already and in eduGAIN? Then the isFederated check tool on this page is what you are looking for. This tool searches all known academic identity federations for matching organisations and then displays the results. There are a few limitations you should know about but if you find it useful, you might also consider querying it via the REST/JSON API. Rest assured that the data you provide is neither stored nor used in any other way than for displaying the results on this page.
If email addresses are entered, this check assumes that they are are managed by the organisation the user of that address is affiliated with (e.g. his university). Email addresses from commercial email providers (e.g. GMail, Hotmail, etc.) of course cannot be associated to research and education organisations.
The isFederated check sometimes cannot show detailed organisation information for Identity Providers of federations that use a hub & spoke architecture. In such federations there is a central Identity Provider/Service Provider proxy in the middle of the federation. Individual metadata of federated institutions is not always published because their metadata has only be to known at the central hub. Fortunately, for most of these federations at least the name and the domain name of the federated institutions are published but not more. Therefore, the central federation hub is displayed in the results in addition to the (limited) organisation information. Federations that use a hub & spoke architecture are for example: SURFconext (NL), FEIDE (NO), WAYF.dk (DK), SIR (ES), TAAT (EE), AAI@EduHr (HR).
All data provided to this tool is exclusively used to extract domain names. Data is generally not stored on the server, except in the web server logs in case the JSON API is used with HTTP GET parameters. Data is used for nothing else than to generate the results below. Instead of providing real email addresses, it's also possible to provide the domain component (e.g. "@switch.ch") of the email address only.
The isFederated Check tool also provides a JSON interface that allows querying information via a simple HTTP GET request. All that is needed is to call this page with the GET parameters data and format.
data contains one or more space-separated URL-encoded email addresses, domain names, URLs or URIs. Basically the same information one would inter in the text area on the web page.
format currently allows only json or html (default) as values.
Two sample URLs to query the interface therefore are:
The returned data is JSON encoded. It should be self-explanatory when comparing to the HTML output.
How does it work?
Provide a space or line separated list of (institution) email addresses (e.g. email@example.com or just @switch.ch if you don't trust this service), URLs (https://www.mit.edu/some/page), domain name (cam.ac.uk) or a URN (urn:mace:incommon:mit.edu). If a domain is mentioned several times, the result will also show how many times it was mentioned. When entering e.g. all email addresses (or at least the FQDNs of the email addresses) of a community, the result will show a histogram of members per organisations, ordered by organisation.