As identity federations have become a central part of the NREN landscape during the past 10 years, with over 70 known identity federations and almost 90 eduroam deployments across the globe serving this sector, the Asia-Pacific region has been largely under-represented in this space.

To bridge the gap, the APAN Task Force on Identity and Access Management (TF-IAM), spearheaded by Terry Smith of the Australian Access Federation, has been holding a series of training events and task force meetings aligned with the Asia Pacific Advanced Network meeting series.

Read more about the meeting and the action plans of the 12 countries being supported in their implementations of eduroam and identity federation via the BACKFIRE (Broadening Asi@Connect Knowledge on Federated Identity, Roaming and E-infrastructure) project, in this REFEDS blog.

Submitted by Brook Schofield

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