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NRENs (and their users) have been pioneers in the use of federated authentication to access web-based services that allow users to authenticate once, and then to have access to multiple services. This improves the experience for the user; it reduces the complexity and costs incurred in issuing and managing credentials, while providing accountability and protecting user privacy.

MAGIC's WP2 is actively working in this area, and its activities have been the following ones:

  • Analyse the regions that will encompass the project scope to design the best Federation architecture to be implemented per territory and implement that model selected for federation deployment.
  • Develop and adapt training material for Identity Federation deployment, supporting local language requirements as necessary.
  • Implement online training for Identity Federations in an e-learning platform (NREN or project partner).
  • Identity Federation training workshop for Regional RENs.
  • Develop and provide in-class training (boot camp) to establish identity management professionals in the region.


What has been done?

Face to face training experiences:

Mobility Federated Services and
Date: July 8, 2015
Venue: Viña del Mar, Chile. Enjoy Conference Center
Attendees: 11 participants from five Latin American countries: Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

Federated Access and eduroam workshop in the Caribbean
Date: October 7 to 9, 2015
Venue: Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, 14 Gibraltar Camp Way, Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Attendees: 16 participants from 11 institutions and three Caribbean countries (Jamaica, Grenada, Dominican Republic) and one Latin American country (Mexico).

Workshop on Joining eduroam and Identity Federation
Date: September 8 to 10, 2015
Venue: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University (TAGI-UNI), Amman, Jordan
Attendees: 13 participants representing five Arab countries: Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan.

Federated Applications (FedApps) Training session
Date: April 26 to 28, 2016
Venue: Dar es Salaam - as part of UbuntuNet Alliance’s strategy for deployment of AAI (Authorization and Authentification Infrastructures) in the region.
Attendees: 22 engineers from 14 NRENs.

On line training course:

On line Training Material on AAI Development for Staff
Available to everyone HERE.

Federations creation and implementation:

When MAGIC started there were 34 Federations in production and 22 in pilot in the wrold (June2015), a year later (June 2016) the work carried out by MAGIC's WP2 has change these numbers into: 43 Federations in production and 18 in pilot (Zambia, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, etc.).

The Arab region has been very active in the AAI implementation, since MAGIC started the situation within the Arab countries is the following:

Successfully implemented: MARWAN (Morocco), ARN (Algeria)
Pilot: AUB (Lebanon), JUNet (Jordan)
Planning to implement: Palestine, Egypt

MAGIC Work Package 1 (WP1) is in charge of the management of the project, task that is led by RedCLARA, the coordinating institution, and in which all the partners are involved.

WP1 Objectives:

  • To efficiently manage the project consortium by carrying out adequate planning, implementation and monitoring of the project tasks and activities as well as the timely delivery of reports.
  • To secure the adequate coordination among project partners and beneficiaries.
  • To appropriately manage the resources.
  • To monitor the results and implement corrective measures, if needed.

Description of work

To coordinate the work of the Consortium, there will be a “Steering Committee” composed of one representative of each Partner and coordinated by the Project Leader. This committee will be responsible for making high-level decisions and solving differences that may arise among the work packages, such as different points of view in the implementation calendar of standards or other topics.

The Steering Committee will meet every 3 months in order to receive updates of activities, approve changes and supervise the overall execution of the project.

There will also be a Regional Executive Committee composed of representatives of each of the world regions. This committee will meet once a month and will be responsible for the coordination of work at the regional level. It will report to the Steering Committee and will be coordinated by the Project Leader.

The project will start with a Technical Kick-off Meeting that will include the WP leaders. This will allow for more detailed planning by each WP and the detailed planning of activities in order to ensure that the schedule is completely assumed by each team member.

Each Work Package will be coordinated by the WP Leader who will also be responsible for the appropriate execution of the activities, quality control and the timely delivery of reports. Any change in planning that may imply delays to other packages will have to be approved by the Steering Committee. The WP teams will hold fortnightly meetings and use RedCLARA’s Portal to coordinate their activities and maintain documentation of the project.

The Project Leader’s Office will be in charge of administrative procedures, the control of expenses and the appropriate documentation to be submitted to the European Commission.


1.1 General Coordination
1.2 EC Contract management
1.3 Budget management
1.4 Deliverables and Milestones follow up
1.5 Reporting


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This project is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union

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