RCTS Identity Federation’s main goal is to facilitate and simplify shared services offer to the whole federated community, through technologies which expand the validity of an electronic ID, issued by one of the federation’s members.
The RCTS Identity Federation policy defines the federation by specifying procedures and practices, complemented with Technology Profiles which describe and regulate technologies within the federation.
The RCTS Identity Federation policy is structured in three parts
Defines the federation’s governance.
2. Technology Profiles
Establish technology options to connect to the federation. Currently, there are two technology profiles associated to the Federation’s policy:
- RCTSaai - SAML WebSSO Technology Profile
- eduroam - eduroam Technology Profile
3. Identity Assurance Profiles
Define the assurance level on identity claims and organizations.
- Federation Member Protocol
- Federation External Service Provider Member Protocol
- Identity Management Practices Statement
- Opt-in eduGAIN
RCTSaai federation is available to institutions connected to RCTS.
RCTS Identity Federation Member categories
- Federation Member
Any RCTS network participant can act as Identity Provider (supplies the infrastructure to authenticate users) and/or Service Provider (supplies services to other federation members or allows access to resources).
- External Service Provider Member
External organizations which are not connected to the RCTS network operating one or several service Providers on the Federation.
Formal connection request to RCTS Identity Federation
I’m already connected to RCTS Identity Federation and i want to register a new Service on the Federation