Join PKIFED as Federation Partner

Your organization can become a PKIFED Federation Partner, if your organization does not belong to the PERN but you want to contribute to the PKIFED. As Federation Partner, you can integrate your web applications into PKIFED and they may use the central AAI services required for a smooth operation within PKIFED Federation.

Typically, a Federation Partner operates AAI-enabled web resources (Service Providers, SP) and makes them available for the users with an AAI-enabled account at one of the participating Home Organizations that operate an Identity Provider (IdP). AAI-enabled web resource can be e-learning platforms, web shops, e-journal databases, etc. which make use of federated authentication and do authorize access to their applications based on the information they got via AAI from the Identity Provider of the users home organization.

Requirement to become Federation Partner

The PKIFED Federation Policy is the core document where all rights and obligations are listed. However, specific requirement to become Federation Partner has not been concluded yet, but in general the following entities and organizations may qualify to become Federation Partners:

  • Higher education and research organizations (both domestic and international) wishing to offer AAI-enabled resources to one or more Federation Members; and
  • Entities and organizations wishing to offer AAI-enabled, education and research-related services to the users, i.e. the registered members of one or more Home Organizations.