How to Join

The Academic Access Management Federation in Japan (hereinafter GakuNin) provides two levels of federations: the Production Federation and Test Federation.
  • The Test Federation provides a test environment where you can mainly test connections and verify the operation and behavior of the deployed Shibboleth environment.
    Once the requirements, such as an operation test, are met on the Test Federation, the next step is the Production Federation.
  • The Production Federation is used for the actual operation using an organization’s real data. By joining the Production Federation, you are able to utilize the fully-fledged authentication between the other organizations including commercial services.

In principle, to set up an IdP or SP, you are initially required to verify the operation under the test environment, and then move on to the Production Federation as shown in the steps below.






We have prepared a leaflet explaining how GakuNin is affected by Japanese personal information protection laws. Please refer to the leaflet accordingly.

  1. Guideline for Personal Information Protection