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25 June 2013
TERENA helps bring federated identity infrastructure training to Jordan
Federated identity workshop trainees in Jordan

A collaboration between TERENA and ASREN (Arab States Research and Education Network) brought federated identity infrastructure training to Amman, Jordan, on 17-19 June 2013.

The three day event was funded by the EUMEDCONNECT3 project and attracted twenty people from 14 organisations across 9 Arab-speaking countries. The hands-on, practical training enables staff on campuses and from national research and education networking (NREN) organisations to set up federated identity infrastructure in their own environment and to pass that knowledge on to their broader constituencies in their own language.

Brook Schofield (TERENA Secretariat) and Glenn Wearen (HEAnet) provided training on specific infrastructure required, including how to safely and securely expose the identities of user communities, how to offer and access services and resources in a federated community, and how the infrastructure is applicable at the campus and country level.

The countries represented at the event, which took place in the Talal Abu Ghazaleh University, were Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, South Africa and UAE.

Further information

This training was based on resources contributed to previous TERENA EuroCAMP workshops. Anyone interested in participating or hosting future identity training workshops should contact training@terena.org.

More about the Amman identity federation workshop.