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

Removal of triple scope and UKFederationMember elements from UK federation metadata aggregate publications

Posted on Monday, 1 November 2021

We are implementing today some planned changes to a few aspects of the UK federation's metadata which were announced in August (2021-08-25-new-federation-documents) and reproduced below.

These changes are not expected to cause operational issues however if any issues do arise, please contact our Support Desk (FedSupport) as usual.

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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.

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