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The eduGAIN service interconnects identity federations around the world, simplifying access to content, services and resources for the global research and education community. eduGAIN enables the trustworthy exchange of information related to identity, authentication and authorisation (AAI).

Through eduGAIN, identity providers offer a greater range of services to their users, delivered by multiple federations in a truly collaborative environment; service providers offer their services to users in different federations, increasing their target market; and users seamlessly benefit from the wider range of services.

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eduGAIN welcomes its 40th member.

​Four new members of eduGAIN with AFIRE from Armenia, FEBAS from Belarus, GIF from Georgia and LEAF from Moldova.

Happy Birthday SAML 2.0!

Mid March 2005 the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol was officially announced as an OASIS Standard. In these 10 years SAML has become the defacto standard protocol for academic identity federations and eduGAIN. Being a very flexible but also complex XML-based protocol SAML is also used in the commercial world. While new standards like OpenID Connect are frequently seen as alternatives or even successors, SAML most likely will continue to be the predominant protocol for federated identity management in higher education in the next few years.