Trust & Identity Infrastructure

From 2015 to 2018, SURF is working on the next generation of infrastructure for trust and identity. The aim of the infrastructure is to offer users easy and secure access to resources and services for education and research.

The Trust & Identity Infrastructure projects are subdivided into the following categories:

Below is a useful overview of all projects and their status:

Innovation project ambition

It is SURF's ambition to (further) develop and offer a flexible infrastructure for trust and identity from 2015 to 2018. Users can securely access services and content with their own account, any time, anywhere and on any device. We want to enable them to collaborate as needed in any type of group whatsoever.

Innovation for further development of SURFconext

In 2015 we collaborated with institutions to implement a number of studies and pilots in areas such as student mobility, rich authorisation, guest use and federated access to non-web-based services. The results of these studies and pilots will partly be used for further developing the SURFconext service. In addition, SURF is researching the added value that the eID system can offer our institutions.

Collaboration across institutions and national borders

SURF supports cross-institutional, international and cross-sector use cases to enable easy, secure and flexible collaboration between users. We work to provide assistance to groups and virtual organisations, simple validation options for cloud providers in a European context (eduGAIN) and support for the use of OpenConext. Finally, SURF also conducts pilots with the experimental eduTEAMs service to make international group-based collaboration easier.

Developments in Europe

This project is closely involved in developments at European level. Some of the activities – GN3plus and GN4 – even receive EU funding. SURF also participates in several Horizon 2020 projects, such as MAGIC and the Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration (AARC) project.

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Start date
01 Jan 2015
Latest modifications 05 Feb 2019

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