Are you a Research Community looking to enable Federated Identity Management? Not sure where to start with your Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI)? Here are some pointers to resources that members of FIM4R have found useful.

Understanding AAI

So, your Research Community wants to make a set of online Service Providers available to the Research and Education Community? There are many aspects to creating your Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI), plenty of useful guidelines on the technical and policy aspects can be found on the AARC Website.

Using a hosted AAI

Several providers offer a hosted solution for Research Communities looking for an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure. Several solutions (in no particular order!) used by the community are:

Running your own AAI

Your Research Community may prefer to run and maintain their own infrastructure. The following are some suggestions of software stacks used by members of FIM4R:


Testing your AAI before going live can be difficult with Federated Identity Management. Several Authentication Providers are available to help:

Communities to join

The Identity Federation space is constantly evolving, being active in the community can make you life much easier and ensure that your use cases are being heard.