Entity attributes in the UK federation

The UK federation supports a small number of Entity Attributes in metadata.

Technical definitions of Entity Attributes and Entity Categories

Entity Attributes in SAML metadata are defined in SAML V2.0 Metadata Extension for EntityAttributes Version 1.0

Entity Categories are a type of Entity Attribute, and are defined in RFC 8409: The Entity Category Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Attribute Types. The RFC also defines Entity Category Support.

REFEDS Research and Scholarship

SPs specifically for research and scholarly collaboration can request personal data to facilitate collaboration.

Documentation on R&S

GÉANT Data Protection Code of Conduct for SPs in the EU/EEA

A Code of Conduct around SP's behaviour with attributes

User-facing documentation on CoCo


An assurance certification for entities which have a security incident response process.

User-facing documentation on SIRTFI