What is eduGAIN?

Interfederation is the general term describing the interconnection of AAI (Authentication & Authorization Infrastructure) services across the boundaries of an identity federation.

eduGAIN (education Global Authentication Infrastructure) is an interfederation service that is developed and operated by the European GÉANT project. It is one of the first and currently the largest global interfederation service in operation. Its purpose is to provide a common set of technical standards, rules and policies that allow services and organizations from different countries to provide and use AAI-enabled services.

Although GÉANT is a European research project, eduGAIN accepts also non-European federations. HKAF has submitted the application for joining eduGAIN.