Australian Access Federation Support Desk

How do I set up my Identity Provider (IdP)?

by Dean Nottingham Follow

Running an IdP is not all that difficult - it's just a web application that performs authentication and passes user attributes around. There is a very high level video about the AAF and federations available at

There is also plenty of documentation and guides about federations available. For AAF specific information we have the AAF Wiki:, the AAF Knowledge base: and general technical information:

Beyond the AAF there is the Shibboleth wiki: that documents the software generally used by federation participants.

On the policy side, the Federation Rules:   which each subscriber needs to be compliant with. Details on the compliance requirements for the federation are available here: Every subscriber must provider a signed annual compliance statement.

For further information, contact AAF support:

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