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The OpenAthens Federation provides a framework that supports the exchange of information between identity providers and service providers operating in the global market.

Aims and objectives

To provide a framework that supports the exchange of information between identity providers (IdPs) and service providers (SPs) operating in the global market, regardless of what identity and access management software they are running.

Member responsibilities

It is the responsibility of each member to ensure the following:

  1. That they behave themselves properly and in accordance with the aims, objectives and rules of the OpenAthens Federation, and in a way that does not adversely affect any other member
  2. That any information provided to other members is accurate and up to date
  3. That they follow the technical requirements and recommendations outlined in the technical recommendations section of this documentation.

In addition, members shall permit Eduserv to retain and publish the metadata described in the Federation Metadata section of this documentation.

Members shall permit Eduserv to publish members names for the purpose of marketing the OpenAthens Federation.

Eduserv retains the authority to administer the Federation in its aims, objectives and rules as may from time to time be published.

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