What is eduGAIN?
eduGAIN is an international service connecting research communities and higher education identity federations around the world. Australian Access Federation subscribers can now access services from more than 40 similar federations including the United States and most European countries.
eduGAIN enables global sharing of research tools and secure collaboration between researchers, educators and students around the world.
For Research Organisations
Connecting to eduGAIN enables Australian researchers to collaborate with partners from international research facilities. Benefits to researchers include:
- access to a wider range of research services
- simple, secure access to services — a single username and password for all services connected to eduGAIN and the Australian Access Federation.
For Service Providers
eduGAIN makes it simpler to share national eResearch infrastructure with international partners. By connecting to eduGAIN, services will become available to a larger audience. Benefits to service providers include:
- secure access to users in more than 2300 organisations around the world with a single integration
- eduGAIN subscribers manage user identities, which reduces the support and risk for a service provider.
Find out more
If your service or organisation would benefit from international access, visit the eduGAIN Resources page to find out how to connect to eduGAIN.