The AARC training activities comprise a set of tools, materials and courses that are delivered online or face-to-face.

Generic materials promote fundamental concepts of federated identity for a broad audience across research communities. Other training events and materials are targeted at specific audiences such as service providers or a particular research collaboration.

For a broad audience

Policy Development Kit

This kit supports Research Infrastructures in adopting or enhancing a policy set that regulates the operation and use of an Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure in line with the AARC Blueprint Architecture.

Federations 101

This training module will take you through the basics of federated identities. It includes terms and definitions, information, videos and links to useful resources.

Scalable Attribute Release

The training module for identity providers covers configurations both from the technical and legal point of view.


This series of webinars is now available to anyone working with AAI and willing to learn more about some of the topics covered in the project. Topics currently available include:

For specific communities


Training delivered in March 2018 to the EPOS research community (earth sciences).

Training materials

Life Sciences

Training delivered in March 2018.

Training materials

For service providers

Turning web-based services into Service Providers of Identity Federations

For those interested in developing applications that provide access control with SAML.

Integrating your service with OpenID Connect

For those interested in developing applications that provide access control with OpenID Connect.

Improving incident response through collaboration: SIRTFI

Sirtfi provides a mechanism to identify trusted, operationally secure eduGAIN participants and facilitate effective incident response collaboration.

Introduction to federated management

This training module helps service providers to make resources and services available to the users authenticated using an authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI)