Canadian Access Federation
CANARIE’s Canadian Access Federation (CAF) is the umbrella organization for two identity and access management services: eduroam and Federated Single Sign-On (SSO).
Participation in CAF delivers meaningful cost and process efficiencies to institutions’ IT departments, end users (researchers, students and faculty), and content owners alike:
CAF allows multiple Institutions to share digital services and eliminates the need to create guest accounts for roaming visitors. This allows Institutions to rapidly expand the range of services available to their users while reducing the load on IT resources. See the current list of Participating Institutions.
Users whose institutions participate in CAF can let their home credentials be their passport to seamless access to content and services wherever they visit or study in the world.
Content Providers/Service Providers
By eliminating the need for Service Providers to manage end-user accounts, CAF opens the door to a wide audience for your content and services at a lower operating cost. See the current list of participating Service Providers.
CANARIE members receive a significant discount on participation in the Canadian Access Federation. CAF participants are able to deploy eduroam and Federated SSO at no additional cost.
|Tier||FTEs||CANARIE Members*||Non-CANARIE Members|
|1||20,001 and over||$5,000||$7,600|
|2||10,001 to 20,000||$2,500||$5,100|
|3||0 to 10,000||$ 0||$2,600|
(FTE Definition: full-time = 1 FTE; part-time = 1/3 FTE)
* Please note that the CANARIE Member discount of $2,600 may only be applied to one CANARIE program or service per year. If a member is eligible for more than one CANARIE program, the member may select the program to which the annual discount should be applied. Learn about CANARIE membership.