Welcome to the South African Identity Federation (SAFIRE) — the national academic identity federation for the South African research and higher education community.

Latest News

  • Support for eduPersonEntitlement added (2017-07-28) - In our ongoing work to integrate library journal and platform providers, it has become apparent that we need to support the eduPersonEntitlement attribute. Support for this attribute has therefore been
  • End of SAFIRE transition period (2017-07-20) - At 00:00 SAST on 1 August 2017, the remaining entities in the old metadata aggregate at will expire. Any provider who still has mention of the above URL in
  • UCT complies with Sirtfi (2017-06-23) - The University of Cape Town recently became the first SAFIRE identity provider to complete a self-assessment and express its compliance with the REFEDS Security Incident Response Trust Framework for Federated Identity
  • Testing your IdP or SP (2017-06-15) - Testing an Identity Provider The most obvious way to test an Identity Provider is to make use of SAFIRE's Test Service Provider ( This SP is always aware of SAFIRE's
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