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This page contains links to more information and technical resources. It will be expanded as time passes, and stuff here may change significantly. The idea is to provide a starting point for people looking to implement an identity or service provider connected to SAFIRE.

Introduction to Federation

  • The NSRC & GÉANT have produced an excellent series of videos giving a broad introductory overview of federation topics, which are available at

SAML2 Implementations

Identity provider deployment

Service Provider deployment

User Interface/Login pages/Discovery

Best Practices for UX

  • RA21: Resource Access for the 21st Century
  • REFEDS Discovery Guide - best practices for integrating federation login into your web site.
  • MDUI - metadata user interface extensions.

Security/Incident response

SAFIRE-specific stuff

South African Identity Federation