Identity Federation Workshop

 November 2020 - March 2021
The objectives of this workshop is to provide new Federation Operators with information and knowledge on how to build and deploy a national federation and join eduGAIN.
This virtual training covers the concepts and practical implementations of Identity, authentication and authorisation using a federated approach, in addition to eduGAIN policies and tools. The course consists of multiple online Instructor led sessions and followed by 1 week face-to-face workshop.
Target Audience
The course targets the application and systems engineers from National Research and Education networks (RENs) in the Arab region. 
  • Linux system administration experience.
  • Familiar with managing web servers and digital certificates.
Duration of the Training
  • 5 months from November 2020 to March 2020
  • + 1 week face-to-face workshop (dates will be defined afterward)
Course Goals and Deliverables
  • To form a nucleus of an Identity Federation at each country.
  • Prepare the NRENs’ Technical Teams to assume the role of the federation operator.
  • Train the trainers who will be helping with Identity federation related setup at the universities and research institutions in their countries.


  • Anass Chabli (RENATER) 
  • Mario Reale (GEANT) 
  • Maher Kassab (AUB) 
  • Dariusz Janny (PCSS)
  • marco malavolti (GARR)
  • Valentin Pocotilenco (RENAM)
  • Saadallah Itani (AUB)


  • GÉANT Trust and Identity Services
  • Introduction to Federated Identity Management
  • Introduction to eduGAIN
  • Linux refresher
  • Identity Federation key components
  • Hands-on IdP, SP, OpenLDAP , Discovery Service
  • eduGAIN policies
  • Metadata Registration Practice Statement
  • Best Current Practice
  • Hands-on Metadata aggregation/management with Pyff  
  • Hands-on Registry federation Jagger
  • How to support your community
  • eduGAIN tools