Designing Identity Federation Policy, the right way

Enabling identity federation demands a formalized policy that defines governance, roles, obligation and rights, procedures for membership application and cancellation and liabilities to ensure trust between federation participants. As identity federation provides infrastructure that supports transmission of personal information between different administrative domains, and even different countries, special care must be put into the defining policy document.

Analyses performed by REFEDS show that there are similarities between the existing identity federations’ policies. With this in mind Identity Federation Policy template document, aimed to help emerging Identity Federations as well as to provide a reference for existing Identity Federations, was created. This document is written with regard on current best practice of Identity Federation Policy document, both in terms what to put, and what not to put in a Policy document.



  • Marina Vermezović, Academic Network of Serbia

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