eduGAIN Technical Site

In order to join eduGAIN, Federations need to complete all steps decribed below

All information should be sent to the eduGAIN Team by email to

Registration information and any future updates SHOULD be sent to the eduGAIN Team by mail signed with a personal certificate. We will accept personal certificates from CAs listed in the TACAR service. If you are not able to sign mail with such certificates then contact the Operations Team to define another secure communications channel.

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Contact email

Establishing operational contact between a federation and the eduGAIN Operations Team is the necessary first step. Such a contact may also be necessary in the future, when resolving technical problems, security incidents etc.

Signing declaration

Collect the Declaration text from here. Printed Declaration must be signed by a person authorized to represent the Federation. Signed Declatation should be sent to the postal address of the eduGAIN Team:

eduGAIN c/- GÉANT, 6B, Nieuw Amsterdam
Hoekenrode 3
1102 BR Amsterdam-Zuidoost
The Netherlands

Please also send a scan of the declaration to the eduGAIN Team mail:

Metatada source and signing certificate

eduGAIN presents a metadata aggregate which is created from metatada pulled from sources supplied by participating federations. eduGAIN Operations Team needs to have the URL to your metadata and a signing certificate which enures that the metadata is genuine. Please send the URL to the Operations Team.

The transfer of the certificate will be organised on a case-by-case basis, the primary channel being signed mail.

Governance delegate and deputy

eduGAIN is governed by the Steering Group. Each partcipating federation must delegate two members - a delegate and a deputy. Please send names and e-mail addresses to the Operations Team.

Federation page

Provide a URL pointing to the main (English if exists) page of your Federation.


Provide a URL pointing to the English version of your Federation Policy.

Registration practice statement

Provide a URL pointing to the English version of Metadata Registration practice statement for your federation. This document shall describe rules and procedures used for registering entities which get exposed to interfederation.

If in doubt consult documents provided by other federations and available trough the eduGAIN status page.

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