1. A senior officer at an eligible organisation makes a formal application in writing to the federation operator to join the federation (full details) and agrees to be bound by the federation rules of membership.
  2. The federation operator replies with an approval e-mail verifying contact details.

NB: Where an applicant intends to use an outsourced identity provider (see participation options), both the applicant and the external organisation providing the outsourcing service must become members of the federation, and the Management Contact of the requesting organisation must provide additional outsourced provider information.