NREN CEOs Academy "eduGAIN in Practice"

Leonie Schaefer (DFN e.V.) , Sabine Jaume-Rajaoania (RENATER)

The eduGAIN interfederation service connects identity federations worldwide, simplifying access to content, services and resources for the global research and education community. eduGAIN comprises over 60 participant federations connecting more than 5,000 Identity and Service Providers.


The workshop's objective is to promote eduGAIN as a service of relevance for NRENs and their constituency.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be more aware of the benefits and the requirements to deploy their identity federations and join eduGAIN.

The presenters will outline the service, its usage and relevance for NREN users and show how GEANT NRENs have taken up the service and built dependent services in some cases.  A Q&A session at the end of the workshop will highlight the requirements and resourcing needs to deploy the service
.  After the workshop, there will be further opportunities to follow up with individual questions.

CEOs or C-Suite employees of WACREN NRENs.

    • 14:00 14:10
      Welcome & Introductions 10m

      Introduction to the new series of workshops by WACREN, DFN and RENATER. A short round of introduction by the participants.

    • 14:10 14:30
      Description & Relevance 20m

      A business development manager explains the idea of eduGAIN, how it works for institutes and users and outlines the potential benefit for the NREN.

      Speaker: Mario Reale (GEANT)
    • 14:30 14:50
      Deployment & Usage 20m

      A Technical Expert outlines the basic technical requirements. What would the NREN need to procure? What has to be there already? What kind of expertise is necessary to set up eduGAIN? Will there be training necessary?

      Speaker: Anass Chabli (RENATER, France)
    • 14:50 15:10
      Use Cases 20m

      Two NREN representatives describe how they have deployed eduGAIN in their country, which challenges they faced and how they have overcome these challenges.

      Speakers: Ieva Muraskiene (LITNET, Lithuania) , Wolfgang Pempe (DFN, Germany)
    • 15:10 15:30
      Q&A 20m