About eduGAIN

eduGAIN is a service developed within the GÉANT project. eduGAIN 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) by coordinating elements of the federations’ technical infrastructure and providing a policy framework that controls this information exchange.

This exchange of information contributes to the seamless operation of services developed within the GÉANT project and services provided by other communities represented by, or associated with, the GÉANT Partners.



  • Enables trustworthy exchange of information between federations
  • Reduces the costs of developing and operating services
  • Improves the security and end-user experience of services
  • Enables service providers to greatly expand their user base
  • Enables identity providers to increase the number of services available to their users