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

Infrastructure upgrade work on the UK Federation metadata publication

Posted on Wednesday, 10 July 2024

We recently carried out infrastructure upgrade work on the UK Federation metadata publication.   These changes will have gone unnoticed to the majority of our customers and your retrieval of the UK Federation metadata would have continued as normal if you are using the correct FQDN for the metadata aggregate ( or MDQ (


Shibboleth version 5 upgrade webinar

Posted on Tuesday, 25 June 2024

We held a webinar on Tuesday 25 June where we discussed the Shibboleth version 5 upgrade and the technical changes, plugins and the features with Shibboleth.


UK federation Shibboleth IdP Upgrade Webinar

Posted on Tuesday, 11 June 2024

Technical participation in the UK federation can be achieved through various means, including running Shibboleth themselves, purchasing OpenAthens, using the Jisc trust and identity consultancy service, and getting support from other third parties.

Consequently, organisations operating their own deployment of Shibboleth may like to know the UK federation has published documentation for organisations upgrading from Shibboleth IdP v4 to Shibboleth IdP v5.