To simplify access to content, services, and resources for the global research and education community, eduGAIN connects more than 65 national identity federations around the world. In Canada, participants in the Canadian Access Federation (CAF) benefit from this world of services through CANARIE’s connection to eduGAIN.

Students, Researchers, and Faculty

eduGAIN connects nearly 27 million students, researchers, and faculty to online services and resources while minimizing the number of accounts that have to be managed – reducing costs, complexity and security risks.

Service, Resource, and Content Providers

Grow the audience for your services by simplifying access to more than 27 million students from more than 3,600 participating research and education institutions – all while reducing your costs for managing user accounts.

Research and Education Institutions

Open the doors of your students, researchers, and faculty to a global suite of 2,900 services, while managing their access and maintaining privacy controls at scale.

eduGAIN connects:

  • 68 Federations
  • 3,600 research & education institutions
  • 2,900 service providers
  • 33 million authentications per week
  • 27 million researchers & students

Canadian Access Federation (CAF) participants already have access to eduGAIN.

If your university, college, or research institution participates in the Canadian Access Federation (CAF) and you’ve deployed Federated Identity Management (FIM), then your community already has access to eduGAIN.

If your organization’s services are FIM-enabled, please contact us at [email protected] to enroll in eduGAIN.

Learn how eduGAIN helps identity federations, like the Canadian Access Federation (CAF), open a world of services to students, researchers, and faculty:

Learn more about eduGAIN

The eduGAIN service was developed by our partner, GÉANT, the pan-European research and education network, and is maintained by a Steering Group comprised of representatives from each of its member federations.

eduGAIN is an integral service for collaborative research projects worldwide. Learn about these projects on

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