Trust and Identity services provider R&E users from around the world to authenticate their identities with organisations, services and networks in a simple, consistent and secure manner.

This provides secure single-sign-on access to thousands of services using their institutional identity.  The services are in three core families

  • eduGAIN – eduGAIN provides the framework to offer interfederated identity provision worldwide to enable users from around the world single-sign-on access to services.  eduGAIN services offer institutions and identity federations a range of tools and services to deliver and enhance their service offering
  • eduroam – Offering free WiFi access to millions of academic users in over 80 countries eduroam is a global success. Providing secure, easy-to-use access for WiFi enabled devices to tens of thousands of hotspots across campuses, cities and airports.
  • InAcademia – InAcademia provides a lightweight, easy to implement, verification service for on-line commercial service providers to enable them to reliably identify members of the academic community in order to provide access or offer discounts and/or special offers.  Based on the proven eduGAIN service, InAcademia will extend the benefits of interfederation to many organisations and users