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The UK Access Management Federation has been successful in supporting the collaboration, access and sharing of services between UK organisations for many years now. To access (or offer) a range services outside the UK or allow the participation of institutions in other countries has required the creation of bilateral agreements or joining multiple federations. This is a solution which doesn't scale and increases the administrative burden of IdPs, SPs and the Federation!
eduGAIN, launched in April 2011, enabling the trustworthy exchange of information between participating organisations via their home identity federation. This presentation will provide a status update on eduGAIN, examples on how institutions and services are supporting interfederation and what lessons have we learnt and need to change to truly provide a Global Authentication INfrastructure.