UK Access Management Federation
for Education and Research

The UK federation is operated by Jisc and provides a single solution to accessing online resources and services for education and research. Here is some information on how it works and its benefits.

Eligible organisations are invited to join the current membership.

Latest news

MDQ metadata increasing to 21 days validity

Posted on Wednesday, 1 September 2021

On 1 September, we will be increasing the validity period of metadata from the MDQ service from 14 days to 21 days, to provide more resilience and to bring it in line with our metadata aggregate. If you are using the MDQ service, you should ensure that your deployment is configured to accept metadata with this validity period.


New releases of federation documents and timeline for removal of features

Posted on Wednesday, 25 August 2021

We are pleased to announce that new versions of the FTS (Federation Technical Specifications) and TRP (Technical Recommendations for Participants) have been published at This is the first revision since 2014. It announces a new service and provides a timeline for removal of features that have reached their end-of-life.